Rory McIlroy, Jordan Spieth and Jason Day were among those to struggle in a tough U.S. Open round one.
The highest-scoring player carded a 22-over round of 92 in the U.S. Open first round, as countless players struggled at Shinnecock Hills.
Birdies were proving hard to come by at Shinnecock Hills, as Rory McIlroy endured a particularly miserable start to the U.S. Open.
Jordan Spieth was four over after two holes of the U.S. Open and the three-time major winner was far from the only player struggling.
Shinnecock Hills will play host to the U.S. Open this week and Rory McIlroy feels at home at the New York golf course.
Thirty golfers have won major championships since Tiger Woods last triumphed at one of golf's premier strokeplay events.
Bryson DeChambeau carded a six-under-par 66 in the third round to take the lead at Muirfield Village Golf Club on Saturday.
After making the cut on the number, Rory McIlroy surged into contention with an eight-under 64 in round three of the Memorial Tournament.
Hideki Matsuyama carded a 65 to earn a share of the lead as Rory McIlroy and Jordan Spieth found themselves well off the pace.
Rory McIlroy said he was not a fan of the best players being grouped together early at tournaments.