• Rory McIlroy, Mickelson and Spieth suffer on brutal first day at US Open

    5 monthes ago - By The Guardian

    • McIlroy's 80 at Shinnecock Hills equals his worst major round
    • Ian Poulter produces a one-under 69, Justin Rose a 71 How abruptly the fun can stop. Rory McIlroy's US Open buildup had included a series of Long Island golf outings in the company of friends, a reacquaintance with an element of the sport naturally lost when it becomes a professional pursuit. A return to the competitive scene delivered a reminder of its harsh realities. On a brutal opening day at the season's second major, where stellar names did little to mask their disenchantment, McIlroy stood over an 11-foot putt on the...
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  • US Open 2018: first round - live!

    5 monthes ago - By The Guardian

    Updates from the opening round at Shinnecock Hills Official US Open leaderboard | Sign up for The Recap McIlroy and Spieth suffer on brutal first day And you can email Scott with your thoughts 11.52pm BST A round of 75 for Tommy Fleetwood. He looks pleased enough with that, and so he should. See also Francesco Molinari, who seems happy to end the day at +5. And a very impressive 72 from Alex Noren. Back on 17, it's a three-putt bogey for Justin Thomas, who drops to +4. Dustin and Tiger make fuss-free pars; they remain at -1 and +8 respectively. 11.42pm BST Tiger's misery continues on 16: a...
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  • Ian Poulter breezes to share of clubhouse lead at US Open

    5 monthes ago - By The Scotsman

    A resurgent Ian Poulter claimed a share of the clubhouse lead as windy conditions sent scores soaring on the first day of the US Open, with Rory McIlroy among the high-profile victims.
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  • US Open: Shinnecock Hills full of horrors for Rory McIlroy

    5 monthes ago - By The Irish Times

    29-year-old limps to an 80 on Long Island - matching his worst ever round at Majors
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  • Rory McIlroy, Jordan Spieth getting destroyed at US Open

    5 monthes ago - By Yahoo Sports

    The fast greens and tricky rough of the US Open at Shinnecock Hills are giving headaches to some of golf's biggest names. Thursday morning's marquee group of Jordan Spieth, Rory McIlroy and Phil Mickelson struggled just to get through the back nine after starting the day at No. 10. McIlroy and Spieth finished the first half of their rounds at 7-over and 4-over, respectively. Mickelson also ended his his first nine at 4-over. Spieth bogeyed his first hole and triple-bogeyed his second. But he recovered a bit after that, shooting even on 15 through 18. McIlroy bogeyed 11 and 12 before...
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