The 2018 US (Golf) Open Match Thread


This needs to be taken away from the Home of Happpy Golf stories, sorry

Only the four leaders bettered par with American Jason Dufner heading the chasing pack at level par after a testing first round in difficult conditions on Long Island.

There were 200 double bogeys or worse on day one - compared to 212 for the entire tournament in 2017 - as players faced a combination of wind, punishing rough and testing pin positions. The field’s combined score was more than 1,000 over par.

US Open, first round
-1 S Piercy (US), I Poulter (Eng), R Henley (US), D Johnson (US); **level ** J Dufner
Selected others:** +1** J Rose (Eng), H Stenson (Swe); +2 A Noren (Swe); +3 P Casey (Eng), A Johnston (Eng), R Knox (Sco), M Fitzpatrick (Eng), R Cabrera Bello (Spa); +5T Hatton (Eng), D Willett (Eng), T Fleetwood (Eng), S Garcia (Spa), F Molinari (Ita); +6R Fisher (Eng);** +7** M Southgate (Eng), M Wallace (Eng), R Ramsay (Sco);+8 J Spieth (US), R Evans (Eng) P Waring (Eng), T Woods (US) J Rahm (Spa); +9 T Lewis (Eng), Graeme McDowell (NI); +10 H Ellis (Eng), R McIlroy (NI); +22 S Gregory (Eng)

Don’t you dare!

That scoreboard makes every hacker on the planet feel happy :lou_eyes_to_sky:

Rory +10 hell, my golf finally has something in common with his


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  1. World number one Dustin Johnson leads on -3 at Shinnecock Hills
  2. Tiger Woods +10 playing alongside Johnson & Justin Thomas
  3. Justin Rose +1 starts at 18:14
  4. Ian Poulter -1 tees off at 18:36
  5. McIlroy +10, Spieth +8, Mickelson +7 - all start at 18:47



D Johnson -2, T Woods +10, J Thomas +4 (1*)

Dustin Johnson drops a shot after he misses a five-foot putt to save par on the first hole and is back to two under.

Unsurprisingly Tiger Woods pays for that poor second shot as he makes a double bogey. Some poor putting also costs him. Justin Thomas makes par.


Ouch. Russell Henley has made a real mess of the third hole with a treble bogey.

Henley drove into the left high rough and couldn’t move the ball on his first try. His next effort went into the rough on the opposite side of the fairway. He then two-putted on the green.

All that good work undone on one hole.


Posted at16:30

Bogey for Thomas

D Johnson -2, J Thomas +4, T Woods +11 (12*)

Thanks Tim, and I join you with Justin Thomas having just dropped another shot at the third hole, which is playing as his 12th.

The world number two stumbles to four over, while the world number one has a long birdie putt… 45 feet, up the slope. That’s tidy. DJ should tap in for par from there.

Tiger Woods tidies up for a welcome par of his own that keeps him 11 over for the tournament.



Posted at16:39

Those holiday makers heading to the Hamptons for a long weekend won’t be too impressed with the weather at the minute.

It’s more reminiscent of Southampton, England than Southampton, New York… bleak, rainy, windy (apologies to those living on the south coast who will probably tell me it’s glorious sunshine down there today).

Not ideal conditions, as if they ever are at a US Open…


Not sure if this should go in the “Death” thread. But… Poulter’s appalling bunker shot leads to a 7 and another one goes on the last.

3 under to 1 over in 10 minutes


Pretty sure a charge of bringing the game into disrepute is needed.

Not for lefty, but for the morons at USGA who keep fucking up their tournament by making courses impossible to play and filling them with moronic drunk spectators

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Yeah, you need to get off that Oil Rig…

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Galleries yesterday were unacceptable to be honest, I know it livens things up but this is golf not football


And the interviews afterwards with the players, you can see that they wanted to let rip but couldn’t…


Hope the link works.

At last proper golf commentary



It will get exciting. Koepka learnt his trade on the European Tour.

Justin is my Fantasy team Captain…


Tommy Fleetwood can win this from wayyyyyyyy back.

7 under for his first 15 holes. Needs at least 1 more.


Fleetwood ends his round for a 63 +2 and leader in the clubhouse.