Windy Shinnecock blows away McIlroy, Spieth, Mickelson in US Open first round

Breaking down the 10 must-see golfers at US Open

Breaking down the 10 must-see golfers at US Open

Tiger Woods is looking to win his first US Open and first major championship since 2008, but his opening round at Shinnecock Hills got off to as rough of a start as he could have imagined. After an otherwise respectable iron off the tee, Woods' first hole went completely haywire as the ferocious Shinnecock winds made him miss the green.

The tough layout and breezy conditions took their toll on the majority of the field, with the high-profile grouping of McIlroy, Jordan Spieth and Phil Mickelson a combined 25 over par for their first rounds.

He did manage to hole from 12 feet for the first birdie of his group at the 15th, but McIlroy gave the shot straight back at 16 when he pulled his drive left, gouged his second into a fairway trap and thinned his third into the lip of the bunker, eventually leading to another bogey.

Spieth wasn't alone in his misery.

Tiger grabbed his putter and tried to guide the ball back up the slope and onto the green, but he was short once again and left himself 19 yards to the hole.

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