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Tiger Woods posts 1st round under par at US Open in 7 years

Tiger Woods overcame an early double bogey and some errant shots on the back nine to post his first round under par at the U.S. Open in seven years. Woods parred the final 11 holes on the way to a score of 1 under 70. He is five strokes behind leader Justin Rose as he tries to make the cut at the US Open for the first time since 2013.

A shrub, a cart path and a 2-under for Brooks Koepka at U.S. Open

Considering his tee shot almost buried into a shrubbery and he had to hit the next shot from off the cart path, Brooks Koepka couldn’t have been too unhappy with a par to close out his day at Pebble Beach.Like almost everything else about his first round at the U.S. Open, though, he could’ve done even better. Koepka’s closing par wrapped up a round of 2-under 69 – certainly nothing that would drop him out of the conversation for a third straight title.

Scott Piercy makes most of U.S. Open chance with fast start

Scott Piercy spent last week sweating out his US Open chances after missing the cut at the Canadian Open. He ended up getting one of the final qualification spots when he remained in the top 60 in the world. He made the most of that chance by shooting a 4-under par 67 in the opening round at Pebble Beach.

After rescuing putter, Rory McIlroy looks for U.S. Open title

Rory McIlroy arrived at Pebble Beach with an extra wedge in his bag and an extra bounce in his step. He also brought the putter he used to shoot 61 on Sunday to win the Canadian Open after trading it for a Toronto Raptors jersey, a story all by itself.

A beautiful course, a beast of a U.S. Open at Pebble Beach

Tiger Woods and Jordan Spieth began the final day of U.S. Open preparation with a walk along the beach. No other U.S. Open has such a calming effect, especially the seven-hole stretch along the Pacific coast with sweeping views of sea lions basking on the rocks below the sixth green and people walking their dogs on the seashore below the 10th fairway. Fog rolled in, an ominous sign that the U.S. Open is no holiday.

Going for 3: Brooks Koepka chases the mysterious Willie Anderson

It’s hard to blame Brooks Koepka for not knowing much about the man whose record he’s chasing. For decades, pretty much everyone forgot about him. His name is Willie Anderson. And though Anderson will never be confused with Jack Nicklaus or Tiger Woods, his accomplishment back in 1905 – winning his third consecutive U.S. Open – is something nobody has been able to match.

U.S. Open notebook: Jason Day hires caddie Steve Williams in bid to unlock potential

Jason Day believes he has “severely underachieved” in his career despite winning a major and reaching No. 1 in the world. With only two PGA Tour titles since the start of 2017, Day felt a change was needed. Day lured Tiger Woods’ former caddie Steve Williams out of retirement to carry his bag starting with the U.S. Open at Pebble Beach this week.

Tim Dahlberg: A lot to smile about as Tiger Woods returns to Pebble

Tiger Woods is 44 now, balding and with the usual aches and pains that go along with age and the wear and tear of swinging a golf club. That he’s still capable of competing at the highest level after back and knee surgeries borders on amazing even in a sport that treats its aging stars better than any other.

2010 champ Graeme McDowell on the upswing on return to Pebble Beach

Graeme McDowell has been more concerned lately about qualifying for major championships than trying to win another one. He took care of an important goal last week at the Canadian Open, where he secured a spot in the British Open at Royal Portrush, his home course. McDowell won the last U.S. Open at Pebble Beach in 2010, and since then he’s been bombarded with reminders about how hard golf really is.

Brooks Koepka facing long odds for another U.S. Open title

Brooks Koepka is going for a third straight U.S. Open title aware that the odds are stacked against him. The only player to go back-to-back-to-back in golf’s toughest test was Willie Anderson in 1905. Koepka has long been motivated by people who overlook and underestimate him, but he has everyone’s attention at Pebble Beach. He has won four of his last eight majors, a stretch of success only Tiger Woods, Jack Nicklaus and Ben Hogan have equaled in the era of four majors.

Pressure for everyone as U.S. Open returns to Pebble Beach

The U.S. Open’s return to Pebble Beach coincides with the 100-year anniversary of the golf course with the most famous coastline in American golf. Where Jack Nicklaus said he would go if he had only one more round to play. Where Tiger Woods delivered his greatest display of dominance.