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While DJ got off to a smooth start, Tiger Woods did not. "I drove it pretty darn good for most of the day, just never took advantage of the opportunities".

It wasn't his worst opener in this tournament.

After rallying to play the final seven holes on the front side in 1-under par, Woods fell apart on the greens.

"I was anxious about running the (first) putt by, left it short, blocked the next one, then blocked it again", said Woods, who added another double at 14. "It was not very good".

Shane Lowry is the third and last hope for Irish success at Shinnecock Hills. He had a rough start making triple bogey on his first hole.

Dustin Johnson is very much man in-form after his win in Memphis last week and let's not forget about the other man tied at the top, Scott Piercy, who wasn't even initially in the field and also came second to DJ when he won this event in 2016. This was a day when you weren't going to do that, you instead needed to stem the flow. Television (all times EDT): Thursday-Friday, 11 6 p.m. (FS1), 6 9 p.m. (FOX); Saturday, 11 8 p.m. (FOX); Sunday, 11 8:30 p.m. (FOX). There were audible groans, though, on the opening hole with each of his subsequent shots. The four putts led to a crushing double.

A spectator said "guaranteed this one isn't short" as Woods hit shot No. 5. The other 10 holes were all bogeys. Woods can take from today how well he struck the ball and if he hadn't had the two sixes in the middle of the back nine, he would've been around the 76 mark which wouldn't have been far from par for today. Mickelson got a wedge and lost it again.

Two holes and 4 over on one of the world's most hard courses in as tough a tournament to win as any.

The 14-time major victor turned in three-over but then bogeyed the 11th and four-putted the 13th to run up a double-bogey before dropping two more strokes at the 14th after finding deep rough on a day when the world's top 10 shot a combined 52-over. Under new rules, it's no longer a penalty, but he called over a rules official to make sure.

"Tested", McIlroy said, "but punished if you hit a bad shot".

"I didn't putt well today", Woods said. The four-putt was next, on the 13th. Here he is holing out of the bunker at eight for birdie. "When you're out of position you have to just give yourself a chance to save par, and if you make bogey, you make bogey".

Now he needs to make sure he keeps his mental game sharp for three more rounds.

High numbers weren't limited only to fringe pros like Gregory, though. Of course, he'll need a total turnaround from Thursday's outing.

"Shoot something in the 60s tomorrow, and I'll be just fine. I just haven't done that".

He'd better hope so.

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