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

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