US Open 2015: Tiger cards his worst US Open round

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It could have been worse... just ask Rickie Fowler

Tiger Woods endured an embarrassing opening round in the 2015 US Open at Chamber Bay as he went on to card a 10-over-par 80.

The former world number one and 14-time major winner made eight bogeys and a treble but it could have been even worse.

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Playing partner Rickie Fowler was level par through five holes before going double, bogey, double, treble to reach the turn on +8.

A further five bogeys followed on the back nine and it took an eagle at the par-4 12th to keep him at +11.
I fought, I fought hard. And that was my number. I couldn’t grind out any harder than that" “At least I kicked Rickie’s butt today,” Woods joked after his round which included a horrendous top into a fairway bunker on 18.

“Not very happy, that’s for sure. It was a tough day. Got off to a bad start. I stuck that 6-iron in the ground on the first hole, and then just couldn’t quite get it turned around today,” added Woods. 

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“I fought, I fought hard. And that was my number. I couldn’t grind out any harder than that. So that’s just the way I played and unfortunately it was a high number today.”

There was only one player in the field worse than Woods and Fowler – American Rich Berberian Jr who finished day one on +13.

Awkward lies and bobbly greens were a feature of the opening round but Henrik Stenson and Dustin Johnson both carded 65s to lead on -5 and prove low rounds are possible.


Patrick Reed was just one shot back with Matt Kuchar, Ben Martin and amateur Brian Campbell in a tie for fourth on -3.

Jordan Spieth and Jason Day were among the players on -2 with Phil Mickelson and Colin Montgomerie a shot further back.

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World number one Rory McIlroy was disappointed to card two bogeys on his final three holes to end the day on +2 and in a tie for 52nd.


“I played well from tee to green,” McIlroy said. 

“I thought the course was set up fair. A score in the mid-60s was out there, as you can see with Dustin and Henrik. I thought you could be aggressive here. It’s not a game of chess. I just didn’t putt well enough.”

Woods faces an uphill battle to make the cut but has vowed to give it his best shot.

He has made a simple plan for round two. “Keep grinding,” Woods added. “Keep grinding, keep working.”

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