GOLF: Tiger Woods’ struggles continued as he carded a 10-over-par 80 in the first round of the US Open at Chambers Bay.
The 14-time major winner had a triple bogey seven and is 15 shots behind Dustin Johnson of America and Sweden’s Henrik Stenson who lead on five under. Johnson’s compatriot Patrick Reed is second on four under.
Scotland’s Marc Warren is the leading Briton on two under, while world number one Rory McIlroy and 2013 champion Justin Rose finished two over.
The former world number one set the pattern for what would turn out to be his worst round at the US Open with a bogey-bogey start. Wild drives, short-iron failures and missed putts followed in a disastrous opening 80.
One hack out of the rough led to him losing grip on his club and watching as it disappeared over his left shoulder and 30 feet behind him. He had to check it carefully to make sure it had not been bent in the process.
Woods also missed the 13th fairway, the widest on the course at a touch over 100 yards, despite ditching his driver and using a three-wood for accuracy.