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Live blog: 2015 US Open First Round

FOLLOW all the action from the first round at Chambers Bay LIVE with Golf Link's 2015 US Open coverage presented by Titleist.

FOLLOW all the action from Chambers Bay LIVE with Golf Link's 2015 US Open coverage presented by Titleist.

1:19 - BIG NAMES ALL IN THE CLUBHOUSE

No big names in the afternoon field were able to match the morning rounds of Stenson and Johnson.

However, amateur Brian Campbell has two holes to play and is 3-under after birdie-ing the 7th hole.

That's it for Golf Link's live blog of the US Open first round.

Come back tomorrow to follow all the action LIVE.

12:48 - DAY THREE BACK AFTER 68

Jason Day's roller coaster opening round at Chambers Bay added up to a 2-under 68, the Queenslander three back as round one draws to a close.

After a clumsy bogey at the par-3 3rd Day picked up shots at 4, 8, 9 12 and 14 before an ugly double at 15.

Another birdie at 16 was given straight back at 17 with a par at the par-5 18th a disappointing finish.

Day Final Day 1

12:42 - ULTIMATE HUMILIATION FOR TIGER

Just when it seemed it couldnlt get any worsew for Tiger Woods the former World Number One  cold topped his second shot on the 18th hole.

The mis hit found the much talked about Chambers Basement, a 12 foot deep sand pit short of the 18th green from which there is no choice but to splash back out to the fairway.

 

12:24 - WOODS' WOES IN NUMBERS

The stats section of Tiger Woods' scorecard makes depressing reading as the former World Number One continues to struggle in round one of the US Open.

The 14 time major winner has hit just 38% of the fairways through 17 holes and 50% of the greens, both well below the field average.

At 9-over for the round with two holes still to play it looks unlikely the three time winner will play the weekend.

Woods Stats

 

12:09 - SLOPPY FINISH LEAVES LEISHMAN WELL BACK

Three bogies in the final four holes dropped Marc Leishman from the top 25 to the bottom half of the leader board late in the day at Chambers Bay.

Leishman was holding steady at even par for most of the round but, after hitting off the back nine, stumbled at the 6th, 8th and 9th to fall to 3-over the card.

Marc Leishman 2015

 

12:01 - DAY BACK ON TRACK AFTER DOUBLE

Jason Day has hit back from his ugly double bogey at the par-3 15th with a birdie at the very next hole.

Day is back within two of the lead held by Dustin Johnson and Henrik Stenson after falling from 4-under to 2-under.

With just two holes to play Day is sharing 4th and has achance to impriove even fuether with the par-5 18th to come.

Live leaderboard: USGA

Day Back To 3

11:48 OGILVY IN THE HOUSE AT 1-UNDER

After a late stumble Geoff Ogilvy made a two putt birdie at the par-5 18th to shoot 69 and be the leasding Australian in the clubhouse at Chambers Bay. Jason Day is still on the coure at 2-under the card.

Ogilvy had it to 2-under through 13 holes but dropped shots at the 15th and 17th to fall off the pace.

 

11:45 - NOT OUT OF THE WOODS

Tiger Woods has made a triple bogey on the par 4 14th hole, taking him to 10-over in his first round after making three straight bogeys on 11, 12 and 13.

The former World Number one is staring down the barrel of a round in the 80s, his third for 2015.

He is currently three shots behind the score of 15-year old Texan Cole Hammer, who this morning posted a round of 77.

11:40 - DAY DOUBLE DROPS HIM OFF THE PACE

As fast as he got near the top of the leader board Jason Day fell back after finding a horrible plugged lie in the greenside bunker at the par-3 15th.

A brilliant approcah to the 14th was followed by a birdie but the Queenslander gave back that shot and another with a poor tee shot at the following hole.

Unable to play towards the hole Day took his medicine but failed to make his 15-foot putt for a bogey.

Day Double Bogey

11:20 - HOT DAY JUST ONE BACK

A five foot birdie putt at the 14th hole has Jason Day within one shot of the lead at the US Open at Chambers Bay.

It was Day's second birdie of the back nine and gets him to 4-under, one behind joint leaders Dustin Johnson and Henrik Stenson.

Live leaderboard: USGA

 

11:03 - FOWLER INCHES FROM HISTORY

There has never been an albatross on a par-4 in US Open history. Rickie Fowler, who had been struggling after being 9-over through 11, produced one of the best shots of the round.

On the driveable par-4 12th, Fowler's tee shot was creeping toward the hole before the ball drifted left, only stopping inches from one of the rarest shots in the game.

Rickie tapped in for eagle and went to 7-over:

10:54 - MARTIN JOINS THE MORNING LEADERS

American Ben Martin, winner of October's Shriners Hospitals for Children Open, has joined Henrik Stenson and Dustin Johnson atop the leaderboard:

ben martin

10:47 - DAY WITHIN TWO OF LEAD

A spectacular birdie at the short par-4 12th has Jason Day at 3-under and just two shots off the lead held by Dustin Johnson, Henrik Stenson and Ben Martin.

Day made a bogey at the third hole but has posted four birdies since to climb into contention at the difficult Chambers Bay course.

Geoff Ogilvy is also making a move on day one. The 2006 winner is 2-under and inside the top 10.

Live leaderboard: USGA

Day Through 12

10:40 - TIGER SHOWS HIS STRIPES

He may be 4-over through ten holes, including four putts that lipped-out or just missed, but on the 10th hole he again showed why he is one of the greatest golfers of all time. Woods had a fried egg lie and produced this superb shot from the greenside bunker and made the putt:

10:26 - CAN YOU GUESS ALL THE PLAYERS?

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10:23 - FOWLER IMPLODES ON FRONT NINE

Players' Championship winner Rickie Fowler had big expectations coming into this week's US Open but will struggle to make the cut after carding a disastrous 8-over-par front nine on day one.

Paired with Tiger Woods and Louis Oosthuizen Fowler dropped all eight shots in the final four holes with two doubles, a triple and a bogey.

His playing partners are also having trouble, Woods 4-over through nine and Oosthuizen also 4-over.

Live leaderboard: USGA

Fowler Rd 1

10:09 - KOEPKA DEFENDS DAY

A Fox Sports commentator referred to Jason Day as "one dimensional". Brooks Koepka took to Twitter to object to the statement:

10:06 - WOODLAND HOSPITALISED

American Gary Woodland has been taken to hospital suffering from severe dehydration:

Gary Woodland Jun 19

Photo: Copyright USGA/Simon Bruty
9:55 - VILLEGAS FAILS THE CHAMBERS BAY TEST ON THE 12TH

Colombian Camilo Villegas was 2-under through two holes, but on his third hole (the short par-4 12th) he tried to drive the green but found the greenside bunker.

It then took him four swipes to get out before carding a triple-bogey.

We can't help but feel for him:

9:44 - Woods losing grip on game

Tiger's day is going from bad to worse, after finding the fescue left of the 8th hole.

He hacked his ball out across the fairway to the right rough, as his club tumbled through the air:

9:42 - DAY BACK ON TRACK

After a slow start Jason Day is getting back on track at Chambers Bay with a birdie at the par-5 8th moving him to 1-under for the tournament and into the top 20.

Day made bogey at the par-3 3rd after finding a bunker off the tee but has been impressive since with two birdies in a five hole stretch.

Live leaderboard: USGA

9:24 - THE HAMMER COMPLETES HIS FIRST ROUND

15-year-old Texan amateur Cole Hammer has completed the biggest round of his young career.

Despite what would seem a disappointing 7-over 77, it was a tremendous effort from the youngster especially his first nine of 37. He is currently T148 and ahead of two-time Bay Hill Invitational champion Matt Every.

Cole Hammer Jun 19

Photo: Copyrith USGA/J.D. Cuban

 9:15 - TIGER STRUGGLING EARLY

Tiger Woods' struggles with the game continue, the former World Number One 3-over early in his first round at the US Open.

A three time champion Woods got off to a bad start with dropped shots at each of the first two holes after wayward tee shots.

Live leaderboard: USGA

Tiger Rd 1

9:09 - BUBBA'S BUNKER BLUNDER

We've heard for the past few weeks how tough the course was going to be, but did Bubba Watson have an excuse in this case?:

 

8:52 MID-MORNING HIGHLIGHTS

Check out the early first round US Open highlights you may have missed while asleep.

Clips from Phil Mickelson (-1), Rory McIlroy (+2) and Bubba Watson (E):

8:50 - OGILVY MOVING IN RIGHT DIRECTION

Geoff Ogilvy has made a birdie at the long par-5 8th hole to move to 1-under for the tournament and leading Australian.

Ogilvy, the winner at Winged Foot in 2006, made seven straight pars before rolling in a birdie at Chambers Bay's second longest hole.

 Ogilvy Round 1

8:38 - SCORING HOT EARLY IN AFTERNOON WAVE

There's some good numbrs being posted early in the afternoon rounds at Chambers Bay. American Ben Marrtin is 3-under through his first three holes while Camillo Villegas has birdied both his opening holes.

Live leaderboard: USGA

 8:32 - IS STENSON SETTING HIMSELF UP FOR A FIRST MAJOR?

Swede Henrik Stenson's round included seven birdies and two bogeys.

Stenson birdied the 18th, which today is playing as par-5. At some point over the course of the week, the 18th will switch to a par-4 and the 1st hole will change from a par-4 to a par-5.

Watch Stenson birdie the 18th:

8:18 - WISDOM OF THE ELDERS

There's a lot to be said for experience. Over 50's Miguel Angel Jimenez and Colin Montgomerie were both out in the morning wave at Chambers Bay and both shot 1-under rounds of 69 to be inside the top 20.

Colin Montgomerie

Photo: Copyright USGA/Fred Vuich

8:07 - DAY DROPS EARLY SHOT

Jason Day has dropped a shot early in the first round of the US Open at Chambers Bay.

Day found the bunker short and left of the par-3 3rd hole but couldn't get up and down.

Live leaderboards: USGA

At 1-over Day is currently T65 but has plenty of time to recover.

DAY RD 1 EARLY

7:51 - WATSON'S OUTBURST OVER SLOW PLAY

After hitting a poor shot on the 18th, Bubba Watson was heard shouting, "Pathetic for a professional golfer."

Watson denied that his outburst was related to the pace of play, with some rounds allegedly taking five-and-a-half hours to complete.

Full story: Golfweek

7:35 - Fraser makes solid start

Marcus Fraser was out in the first group of the day off the 1st tee and made a decent fist of things in his third US Open appearance firing a 1-over-par 71.

The Victorian hit 13 of 14 fairways but struggled a bit with the flatstick.

Live leaderboard: USGA

Fraser RD 1`

7:27 - DAY TEES OFF WITH 'JUSTIN' SPIETH

Fox Sports' coverage not off to the best start with one commentator referring to a playing partner of Jason Day as "Justin Spieth". We guess it must be difficult to get the names right with the 'Triple J' group consisting of a Jason, a Justin and a Jordan.

The super group, with US Masters champion Jordan Spieth, teed off from the first hole.

7:23 - THE BOMBERS ARE AT THE TOP

After the morning wave, Swede Henrik Stenson and American Dustin Johnson hold the clubhouse lead with impressive rounds of 5-under 65s.

Live leaderboard: USGA

Stenson Johnson Leaderboard

7:11 - ADAM SCOTT IN THE CLUBHOUSE

The 2013 US Masters champion, with former caddie Steve Williams back on the bag, has completed his first round with an even round 70.

Williams may have made an immediate impact with putts like this:

 

7:05 - John Senden makes indifferent start to 115th US Open

Queensland's John Senden struggled with his putter in the first round at Chambers Bay wracking up 35 strokes on the greens.

Senden, known as one of the best ball strikers on Tour, was above average in both fairways and greens hit but struggled on the undulating surfaces at Chambers Bay.

Live leaderboards: USGA

Senden Rd 1

6:58 - KURT BARNES IN THE CLUB HOUSE AT 2-OVER-PAR

Kurt Barnes has completed his first US Open round 2-over-par and in a share of 55th as the afternoon wave begins to tee off.

Barnes' scorecard was littered with four bogies and a double offset by four birdies adding up to a 72, tied with World Number One Rory McIlroy and defending champion Martin Kaymer.

Barnes Rd 1 (1) 

6:40 - CAMERON SMITH COMPLETES HIS FIRST EVER ROUND IN A MAJOR

The 21-year-old Australian, who has already used all seven of his allowed invites on the PGA Tour, needs to finish top five at Chambers Bay to get special temporary membership.

After the first round he is even par and, considering the tough layout, Smith continues to impress on the big stage. He is currently sitting inside the top 20.

 Cameron Smith scorecard

TIGER ON THE RANGE

Three-time US Open champion Tiger Woods is on the range. He tees of at 7:28am AEST with Players champion Rickie Fowler and Open Championship winner Louis Oosthuizen.

 

PHIL MICKELSON ALMOST HOLES OUT ON THE FIRST

Lefty is in the clubhouse after shooting a 1-under 69. It almost started perfectly on the 1st hole after a beautiful shot from the fairway stopped inches from the hole:

 

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