2018 U.S. Open Leaderboard Breakdown: Full coverage, results, highlights from Round 1

Shinnecock Hills centered on Thursday with the help of a gusty wind as the 2018 United States Open Field fought a difficult opening round of tournament play.

After a week of calm conditions, the wind speeds reached 15 to 20 mph and players not only struggled to find chances to score, but also had to avoid putting big numbers on the map. There were 189 double bogeys a day or worse off the field. [194559006] Tiger Woods had one of them when he opened his hunt for a fourth US Open title with a triple bogey on the first hole and near his main winner Jordan Spieth (78 ), Jason Day (79) and Rory McIlroy (80) with an eight over 78 in the 1st round. For McIlroy, the score ties his worst ever in a big championship and unfortunately he left him as one of the few players who really did not qualify after the first day.

2018 US Open

Everyone fought and only four players came below par. That's what the top of the leaderboard looks like on Thursday:

T1. Dustin Johnson (-1): His reactions to the place may be restrained, but DJs never get bored. First, it took a team of media, officials and gambling partners Woods and Justin Thomas to find a headstrong tee. Then he made it back to 8th place with a hole out of the sand. Shinnecock will be throwing some punches and it will take a heavyweight performance to outlast the rest of the competition over four days. DJ showed every sign that he was built to win this tournament, and while we turn our attention to Friday, he remains the favorite.

T1. Russell Henley (-1): Henley hit the ball as well as anyone on the field. A double bogey in 10th place and a bogey on 18th place looked like the low round of the day – at least when Henley placed the first eagle of the tournament in 5th place. Henley was ranked five in the field, beaten in fairways and greens in regulation, and got his own hole out of the sand on No. 12.

T1. Ian Poulter (-1): Are you ready for Poulter for a US Open title in 2018? At this point in his career, Poulter was able to play really good golf in big moments. He got two of his three birdies a day on par 3, which is a good sign for his game towards the weekend.

T1. Scott Piercy (-1): The expectations for Piercy were not high this week, but he has turned up big. Birdies on 10 and 12 put him in the mix, and a hard par on 14 kept him there. According to Sean Martin of PGATour.com, Piercy thought he would be home on Saturday.

5. Jason Dufner (E): Dufner started with the birdies on # 2, # 5, and # 6, and did well for most of the day. There were disappointing moments on the greens – some missed birdie putts, some missed par-putts – but enough good signs that the winner of the 2013 PGA Championship can win here this weekend.

T6. Justin Rose Matthieu Pavon, Charles Howell, Byeong Hun, Charley Hoffman, Sam Burns, Henrik Stenson (+1): Of this group, Rose is most likely a candidate for leadership make a mistake on Friday after missing some good birdie looks on his first lap 71.

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