Things did not go according to plan for Tiger Woods on the first hole of the U.S. Open. After watching the early starters get hammered by Shinnecock Hills, the three-time U.S. Open champ promptly made a triple-bogey on the first hole.
Things started well enough for Tiger. He hit the fairway with his tee shot.
— U.S. Open (USGA) (@usopengolf) June 14, 2018
Things went south from there.
Airmails green with approach, bold flop shot comes up short, putt is short (again) and we start the day with a not-so-cool triple bogey. Everybody breath.
— Tiger Tracker (@GCTigerTracker) June 14, 2018
Twitter was well aware of Tiger’s struggles.
Mood with Tiger finding the fairway…
Mood with Tiger walking off the par-4 first with a triple… pic.twitter.com/J6hkBaFAvl
— Golf Central (@GolfCentral) June 14, 2018
— Rob Elvington WAAY 31 (@RobElvington) June 14, 2018
Everyone holding Tiger futures after watching that first hole triple bogey… pic.twitter.com/6x5VIqpNw1
— The Action Network (@ActionNetworkHQ) June 14, 2018
Tiger with a triple bogey to start his 2018 US Open! pic.twitter.com/nl6APK0uqs
— Jeff (@jeffmcg88) June 14, 2018
— Taylor Hollingshaus (@thaus7) June 14, 2018
Tiger already dropped his first "GD" of the round — on the first hole
— Greg Toohey (@gregtoohey) June 14, 2018
— Matt Orr (@themattorr) June 14, 2018
— Stadium (@Stadium) June 14, 2018
The good news is that he left plenty of room to improve.