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World No. 1 Dustin Johnson fired a one-under par 69 to take a share of the lead with Ian Poulter, Scott Piercy and Russell Henley on a windy opening day at the US Open. They are the only players who carded under-par scores.
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June 14, 2018
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European Tour / PGA

US Open 2018

June 14-17

Shinecock Hills, New York

$12,000,000

June 14-17

Shinecock Hills, New York

$12,000,000

Round 1

Dustin Johnson in four-way tie for US Open lead

Round 2

Round 3

Round 4

Round 2

Round 3

Round 4

June 14, 2018

World No. 1 Dustin Johnson fired a one-under par 69 to take a share of the lead with Ian Poulter, Scott Piercy and Russell Henley on a windy opening day at the US Open. They are the only players who carded under-par scores.

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Jason Dufner scored an even par 70 to take fifth place.

``The golf course, it was hard,`` said Johnson .``You had to play good golf if you wanted to shoot a good score. I felt like I did a good job today.``

Tiger Woods played 8-over par 78 after a triple bogey and two double bogeys.

``It's tough out there. But, I mean, shouldn't make two doubles and a triple, four-putt,`` said Woods.

``For most of the day I just didn't putt well.``

Phil Mickelson arrived at Shinnecock hoping for a win to complete the career Grand Slam and played a seven-over 77.

He started his day with a bogey at the 10th hole and continued with six bogeys before his single birdie of the day at the par-five fifth was followed by a further two bogeys.

Mickelson still managed to play better than playing partners Rory McIltory and Jordan Spieth. McIlroy finished his round 10-over par 80, which ties his highest score in a major, after playing seven bogeys and three double bogeys.

Spieth triple bogeyed his second hole then had five more bogeys and a double bogey for a 78.

``There were certainly some dicey pins, but at the same time there was guys that shot under par,`` Spieth said. ``So I could have played better.``

``What's tough about the wind here is that it's crosswinds,`` said Piercy. ``It's hard to pick your lines. You're trying to putt with the ball wiggling. So there's a lot of stuff that is difficult.``

Pos.
Player
Nat
To Par
R1
T1
Dustin Johnson
USA
-1
69
T1
Ian Poulter
ENG
-1
69
T1
Russell Henley
USA
-1
69
T1
Scott Piercy
USA
-1
69
5
Jason Dufner
USA
Par
70
T6
Byeong-Hun An
KOR
+1
71
T6
Charles Howell III
USA
+1
71
T6
Charley Hoffman
USA
+1
71
T6
Henrik Stenson
SWE
+1
71
T6
Justin Rose
ENG
+1
71
T6
Matthieu Pavon
FRA
+1
71
T6
Sam Burns
USA
+1
71
T13
Alexander Noren
SWE
+2
72
T13
Brandt Snedeker
USA
+2
72
T13
Brendan Steele
USA
+2
72
T13
Mickey DeMorat
USA
+2
72
T13
Patrick Rodgers
USA
+2
72
T13
Xander Schauffele
USA
+2
72
Pos.
Player
Nat
To Par
R1
T1
Dustin Johnson
USA
-1
69
T1
Ian Poulter
ENG
-1
69
T1
Russell Henley
USA
-1
69
T1
Scott Piercy
USA
-1
69
5
Jason Dufner
USA
Par
70
T6
Byeong-Hun An
KOR
+1
71
T6
Charles Howell III
USA
+1
71
T6
Charley Hoffman
USA
+1
71
T6
Henrik Stenson
SWE
+1
71
T6
Justin Rose
ENG
+1
71
T6
Matthieu Pavon
FRA
+1
71
T6
Sam Burns
USA
+1
71
T13
Alexander Noren
SWE
+2
72
T13
Brandt Snedeker
USA
+2
72
T13
Brendan Steele
USA
+2
72
T13
Mickey DeMorat
USA
+2
72
T13
Patrick Rodgers
USA
+2
72
T13
Xander Schauffele
USA
+2
72

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