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Sport McIlroy 10 over as big names struggle badly at Shinnecock Hills

19:10  14 june  2018
19:10  14 june  2018 Source:   performgroup.com

Gregory's 22-over round sets tone at Shinnecock Hills

  Gregory's 22-over round sets tone at Shinnecock Hills The highest-scoring player carded a 22-over round of 92 in the U.S. Open first round, as countless players struggled at Shinnecock Hills.Scott Gregory carded a 22-over 92 in his first round at the U.S. Open as the vast majority of the field - including Rory McIlroy and Jason Day - struggled in tough conditions at Shinnecock Hills.

Justin Thomas Best Result: T9 (2017) Outlook: Aside from his victory at last year's PGA Championship, Thomas only has one other top 10 in ten major appearances. Rory McIlroy Best Result: Win (2011) Outlook: In a normal time, McIlroy would have been a big favorite to win at Shinnecock Hills .

This week at Shinnecock Hills , however, it appears the USGA is in for smooth sailing. Off No. 10 tee: 6:45 a.m.: Scott Stallings, Sebastian Munoz, Matthew Southgate. 6:56 a.m.: Trey 7:51 a.m.: Zach Johnson, Charl Schwartzel, Patrick Reed. 8:02 a.m.: Rory McIlroy , Jordan Spieth, Phil Mickelson.

mcilroy-spieth-mickelson-06142018-us-news-getty-ftr: Rory McIlroy, Jordan Spieth, Phil Mickelson © Provided by Omnisport Rory McIlroy, Jordan Spieth, Phil Mickelson

Rory McIlroy remarkably slumped to 10 over through 11 holes and playing partners Jordan Spieth and Phil Mickelson were also struggling badly as scoring proved fiendishly difficult on day one of the U.S. Open.

Together in a feature group at Shinnecock Hills, McIlroy, Spieth and Mickelson all endured significant misery on their first nine after starting at the 10th.

McIlroy was seven over at the turn, with Mickelson and Spieth both three better off, the latter having dropped four shots inside two holes.

On a typically penal U.S. Open layout, things soon got worse for the trio, 2011 champion McIlroy double-bogeying the first - his 10th - and dropping another shot at the next to be 10 over after 11.

McIlroy feeling at home at Shinnecock Hills

  McIlroy feeling at home at Shinnecock Hills Shinnecock Hills will play host to the U.S. Open this week and Rory McIlroy feels at home at the New York golf course.Rory McIlroy is starting to feel right at home at Shinnecock Hills as attention turns to the 118th U.S. Open in New York.

Rory Mcilroy practicing at Shinnecock Hills (Getty Images). A few top 10 ’s have been sprinkled in to his Major resume of late, and he has shown a resurgence of form in 2018 after an injury-plagued year in 2017.

Rory McIlroy is starting to feel right at home at Shinnecock Hills as attention turns to the 118th U.S. Open in New York. McIlroy will tee off at 08:02 local time on With how my game feels, hopefully I can do the right things over the first few days and put myself in a position to win another one."

Spieth and Mickelson were six and five over respectively, while the likes of Jason Day (+7), Charl Schwartzel (+6) and Bubba Watson (+5) were also faring poorly.

Yet as many big names struggled, Ian Poulter and Matt Kuchar were both two under, with Scott Piercy and Charley Hoffman the only other men in red figures.

The high-profile trio of Tiger Woods, Dustin Johnson and Justin Thomas were due out together at 1:47pm local time.

Spieth endures shocking Shinnecock start as U.S. Open begins .
Jordan Spieth was four over after two holes of the U.S. Open and the three-time major winner was far from the only player struggling.There was early misery for Jordan Spieth, who dropped four shots in his first two holes, as the U.S. Open started in gusty conditions at Shinnecock Hills.

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