McIlroy and McDowell off to smooth starts at US Open

McIlroy and McDowell off to smooth starts at US Open

Adam Scott suffered an aggravating bogey-six at the 18th, but still finished at one-under, while Jason Day's round was highlighted by three straight birdies at holes 5-6-7. I was trying to just hang in there today. If he wins his third straight U.S. Open, which would be the first time that happened since 1905, remember this moment. But yesterday it was a different story, as the 15-time major championship victor struggled to keep up with the pace, finishing the day one-under par to sit five paces British frontrunner Justin Rose. "It was just one of those days and Rosey proved the golf course could be had".

Piercy dropped back with a double-bogey at the eighth, where he was in the rough off the tee and was three-under through 11.

The issues at the U.S. Open in each of the past four years have varied. "I didn't shoot myself out of it". That time, frustrated with the crisped-out putting surfaces and the USGA in general, Mickelson swiped at his ball on the 13th green while it was still rolling, incurring a two-shot penalty and the wrath of golf purists everywhere for a move so unbecoming.

Phil Mickelson, in another U.S. Open quest to complete the career Grand Slam, didn't feel he was out of it either, despite only two birdies in his round of 1-over 72, which included a 22-inch par putt that he missed.

The Englishman finished with a 6-under-par 65, the joint-lowest round on the course in a U.S. Open.

Perhaps more telling about the course, and depth of talent compared with two decades ago, there were 17 eagles.

Rory McIlroy was on target for the fast opening he was hoping for as the early starters made the most of ideal conditions on the first day of the US Open. "They can do whatever they want with from here".

Rose, who won the title at Merion in 2013, birdied his last three holes to card an opening six-under-par 65, equalling the lowest round ever in a US Open at Pebble Beach set by Woods on his way to a record 15-shot victory in 2000.

Coverage on USOpen.com starts at 10 a.m.

At the age of just 20, the American turned pro and was entered into his first major event - the 1997Masters - which he won by 12 strokes in a record-breaking performance, overcoming the experienced Tom Kite.

Despite the battle Woods had to go through to get to the one-under, he has to be happy with the result. The encouraging part if you're a Big Cat fan is that there's nearly no possible way he can hit it this poorly for the remainder of the week, which means a big gallop could be coming in turn two or turn three.

"There's a lot of other things that I'd love to be remembered by, work off the golf course and making a difference and changing people's lives. Pebble Beach is such a wonderful place with what we try to accomplish in achieving a tough test".

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