Tiger started his day with a devastating triple at the very first hole and followed it up with a bogey in the second as he wasn’t able to zero in on his distance control with his second and approach shots.
His putting did not help either as he was not able to save par and bogeys when he needed to, Tiger looked broken at the back 9 as he was not able to recover at the closing holes and ended up 8 over par settling tied for 101st. He simply just had an ugly game and I hope he will be able to get it very low tomorrow to be able to make it to the cut line.
Though Tiger was not alone with a dismal round as most of the field really had a hard time taming the vaunted Shinnecock Hills.
Of the three of picks i have to win the US Open only Dustin Johnson was able make it under par and is tied 1st at the end of the first round.