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Summary

  1. American Rickie Fowler clubhouse leader on -7
  2. England's Paul Casey -6; Tommy Fleetwood -5
  3. Dustin Johnson starts title defence with +3
  4. Rory McIlroy posts +6, Justin Rose level
  5. 7,741-yard course with deep rough - longest in major history

Live Reporting

By Alex Bysouth and Luke Reddy

All times stated are UK

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Same time tomorrow?

And that ladies and gents I think is enough for day one from Alex Bysouth and myself, Luke Reddy. Both of us are on duty tomorrow but for now it's way past bed time and our golfers are done over in Wisconsin. That was a very decent opening day.

All the fears over Erin Hills being a monster of a course were eased I'd say, we have 44 players under par which is a record for the US Open after one round.

So who can grumble? Well, Rory McIlroy, Jason Day and a few more to be truthful. Day two could well claim some huge names.

Be back with us around 14:30 BST - 15:00 and we will have a live service going again. All the tee times are here and the report for day one is here. There will also be more live commentary on 5 live Sports Extra tomorrow evening.

Enjoy it all, dream of birdies. Get in the hole.

'Funny old game'

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Willett is nine over, tied for 153rd and 17 shots off the lead. Bang in it...

Rory woe...

Rose (level) McIlroy (+6)

No player missed the fairway more than Rory McIlroy today. He found that magic grass just five times in 14 holes where there was fairway to hit.

It's credit to Justin Rose that his mark is also really low - six fairways - yet he ended level par.

Rory McIlroy
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'Game plan? Get on the fairway'

Fowler -7

Fowler
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Rickie Fowler is the clubhouse leader. What was his secret in the opening round? Hit the fairways...

"It was still tough, you had to hit the fairway and that was the goal. I was able to drive it pretty well," he said of the conditions at Erin Hills.

"When the wind picked up I was already a few under.

"The game plan is drive it well, get on the fairway as much as possible - you've got the fescue in the rough, you don't want to deal with bunkers too much - hit the fairway and we'll go from there."

Final leaderboard - day one

Rickie Fowler led from early on and despite several threats to his low opening round, he finishes top going into day two. Here's the top of the US Open leaderboard...

(All US unless stated)

-7 R Fowler*

-6 P Casey (Eng), Xander Schauffele*

-5 B Harman*, T Fleetwood (Eng)*, B Koepka,

-4 P Reed*, Kevin Na*, Marc Leishman (Aus), Adam Hadwin (Can)*

Xander Schauffele (-6)

Our man Xander Schauffele cannot catapult his name into US Open history by sharing an opening-day lead. His putt on nine has too much pace and will not break. Still, what a round.

Schauffele (-6 after 17)

Xander Schauffele.
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From what I can see, Xander Schauffele has played in 16 events this season and only placed in the top 20 once - a fifth place at the Sanderson Farms Championship in October.

This then, is quite the surprise.

On the par three ninth he takes aim - this his last hole of course - solid stuff and he will get a decent look at sharing the clubhouse lead.

Schauffele (-6 after 17)

Did anyone back Xander Schauffele?

Go on, claim your glory and tell me you did. He leaves his birdie putt short on 17. A birdie on 18 will tie the clubhouse lead.

Xander Schauffele
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Hats off to them...

Schauffele (-6 after 16)

The only man who can now impact on the lead is that unknown quantity on the 17th, Mr Xander Schauffele. He has a birdie putt of mid range. The 23-year-old is averaging 1.38 putts a hole, that's fourth in the standings today. So his short stick is hot and the big dog is growling too as he's averaging 320 yards.

Leaderboard

(All US unless stated)

-7 R Fowler*

-6 P Casey (Eng) Xander Schauffele*

-5 B Harman*, T Fleetwood (Eng)*, B Koepka,

-4 P Reed*, Kevin Na*, Marc Leishman (Aus), Adam Hadwin (Can)*

-3 L Westwood (Eng)*, J Lovemark*, JB Holmes, Andrew Johnston (Eng), Si Woo Kim (Kor), Bernd Wiesberger (Aut), Scottie Scheffler (a)

-2 C Hoffman*, B Snedeker, E Els (SA), Jack Maguire, Brandon Stone (SA)*, William McGirt*, Sergio Garcia (Spa), Jim Furyk, Trey Mullinax*, Cameron Champ (a)*

Selected others: -1, T Aiken (SA), S Jaeger (Ger)*, Justin Rose (Eng), E, RC Bello (Spa), Martin Laird (Sco), Martin Kaymer (Ger)*, Adam Scott (Aus), Matthew Fitzpatrick (Eng)* +1, Jordan Spieth*, Richie Ramsey (Sco)*, Aaron Rai (Eng), Chris Wood (Eng)*, Alex Noren (Swe), Steve Stricker, +2, L Oosthuizen (SA), Henrik Stenson (Swe), +3,Dustin Johnson*, +6, Rory McIlroy (NI), +9, Danny Willett (Eng)*

*Tee off from 10th hole, (a) Amateur

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'I'm ecstatic'

Casey (-6)

Paul Casey
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Paul Casey is ecstatic about his opening round 66, leaving him tied second at the moment.

"It was worrying the wind would pick up but it stayed benign," he tells Sky Sports. "What perfect conditions. I'm ecstatic. I'm feeling really, really good about this golf course. I like classic US Open courses but this is different. It has an Open Championship feel about it. People were clapping out there. Maybe that changes the feel of it and maybe that is something I've lacked in US Opens. Saying that, I'm playing good golf."

Lowry (-1) Fitzpatrick (-2)

Matt Fitzpatrick rolls home a birdie on the last to make it to two under and Shane Lowry compliments a corking arrow into the par-three ninth to tiddle home a short one and reach the one under. Enjoy a night's rest gents.

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Justin, Justin, Justin...

McIlroy (+6) Day (+7) Rose (level)

Justin Rose has battled like a Game of Thrones character all day long (and I mean battled). He's saved par, up and downs here and there, fine work from the rough, you name it. Now, on 18, he takes three putts from 14ft or so.

He's caught the dire form of those around him, Rory McIlroy and Jason Day. Three men who have work to do tomorrow morning but two of them need some real magic.

Birdie

Schauffele (-6 after 16)

Xander Schauffele - that young American who has many commentators trying to bend their tongue around his name - fires an iron into the pin and the spin brings grip aplenty. In goes his birdie. Tied second in the US Open - his first major.

Xander Schauffele
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McIlroy (+6 after 17) Rose (-1 after 17) Day (+8 after 17)

The 18th brings us three men we thought would be contending, perhaps just one will be. Justin Rose is that man, at one under he has hope. His third shot into this par five is good, leaving 12ft up hill for birdie. Jason Day is in a similar position but looks done for. Rory McIlroy also makes the dancefloor in two but leaves a little further.

Meanwhile, back on 16, we have another man on six under...

Justin Rose
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Is it time for him to add some events to get ready?

Jay Townsend

BBC Radio 5 live at Erin Hills

Rory McIlroy has certainly struggled today and evidently needs more time on the course, could more events in the calendar help him improve?

"Is it time for him to add some events to get ready? You have to ask that question because playing two rounds, occasionally isn't going to help him get better. If he misses the cut tomorrow, which is highly likely, you have to start thinking 'OK, I need to get some alternate rounds under my belt'. The French Open would be a great event at a Ryder Cup venue, It's great golf course, a finely prepared golf course."

Casey ends with birdie

Casey (-6)

To the last hole, a par five. Paul Casey has played it well and has just a few feet left for birdie. This could move him to six under and into second place on his own. Things go still as he stands over it... the galleries hushed. In it rolls. Well done Paul Casey, a great round from start to finish.

Paul Casey
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Willett +9, Day +8, McIlroy (+6 after 17)

Willett and Day and McIlroy
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The bottom seven places in the 156-strong field feature Rory McIlroy, Danny Willett and Jason Day. Who saw that coming?

McIlroy is six over...

McIlroy (+6 after 17)

As Justin Rose goes steady, his playing partner Rory McIlroy's wheels come off... again.

Drive... rough... more rough... fairway... green... missed putt.... in.

A double bogey on the 526-yard par-four 17th.

Rory McIlroy
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Hadwin's had a cracker...

Hadwin (-4)

Hadwin
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I'll file Adam Hadwin's shirt in the 'awful' bin but his play is anything but. The Canadian carded six straight birdies earlier and he's now back on it. Another one on the 17th hole of his day comes from a great putt and then it's to the ninth hole, a par three. Like a dart from the hand of Michael van Gerwen it's right on the bullseye, leaving eight feet for birdie. Good look... pulls the putt. File that putt with the shirt. He's in the clubhouse.

Slow, slow play

Iain Carter

BBC golf correspondent at Erin Hills

The USGA have set the players up to play the course in four hours 52 minutes. The first group today went round in five hours, 13 minutes. By setting that time though they are setting themselves up for a fall.

Rough times for Rory

McIlroy +4 (16)

Iain Carter

BBC golf correspondent at Erin Hills

Regarding comments that Rory made earlier in the week about going home if you can't hit 60-yard fairways...well, he's in the rough again and he looks like he could well be going home.

McIlroy
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Game over for Rory?

McIlroy (+4 after 16)

Rory McIlroy in dire trouble. He is now really playing his way out of this all together. He is in waist-high grass on the 17th. The ball is above is feet and in the thick stuff. Deep in the thick stuff. He is biting his bottom lip as he swings and the ball comes out but finds more rough.

Schauffele (-5 after 14) Casey (-5 after 17)

We have another man at five under, American Xander Schauffele putts from off the green and she creeps in the right side of the cup. Super putt from the 23-year-old. This is his first major.

Paul Casey is looking to take it to six under, no one is on that mark, great putt from distance... it kisses the cup but stays out. Cheeky ball.

Rickie Fowler sitting pretty up top.

Xander Schauffele
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Leaderboard

(All US unless stated)

-7 R Fowler*

-5 B Harman*, T Fleetwood (Eng)*, B Koepka, P Casey (Eng)

-4 P Reed*, Kevin Na*, Xander Schauffele*, Marc Leishman (Aus), Cameron Champ (a)*

-3 L Westwood (Eng)*, J Lovemark*, JB Holmes, Andrew Johnston (Eng), Si Woo Kim (Kor), Bernd Wiesberger (Aut), Trey Mullinax*, Adam Hadwin (Can)*, Scottie Scheffler (a)

-2 C Hoffman*, B Snedeker, E Els (SA), Jack Maguire, Brandon Stone (SA)*, William McGirt*, Shane Lowry (Ire)*, Jim Furyk, Matthew Fitzpatrick (Eng)*

Selected others: -1, T Aiken (SA), S Jaeger (Ger)*, Richie Ramsey (Sco)*, Sergio Garcia (Spa), Justin Rose (Eng), E, RC Bello (Spa), Martin Laird (Sco), Martin Kaymer (Ger)*, Eddie Pepperell (Eng) +1,Jordan Spieth*, Aaron Rai (Eng), Chris Wood (Eng)*, Alex Noren (Swe), +2, Rory McIlroy (NI), L Oosthuizen (SA), +3,Dustin Johnson*, +4, Henrik Stenson (Swe)*, +9, Danny Willett (Eng)*

*Tee off from 10th hole, (a) Amateur

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'Reset, grind and get back...'

McDowell (+4)

Felt uncomfortable on the track today and just didn't play well. Not a good combo! Reset, grind and get back at it tomorrow. @usopengolf

It wasn't the start Graeme McDowell wanted. The Northern Irishman finished four over par for the day.

McDowell, who won the tournament in 2010, carded five bogeys in his opening round at Erin Hills.

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Reece J: Since winning the masters Danny Willet's game has rapidly fallen to pieces, is it a curse?

A back injury, a loss of caddie through disagreement and a general loss of form Reece. As you say, grim times. Nine over today.

Eagle

B Watson (+3) Garcia (-2) Scott (level)

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Adam Scott comes from the shadows and puts together the kind of comeback you can only tip the hat to. He missed a tiddler putt on the first hole and carded four bogeys in eight holes. He looked beaten but scrapped and a putt from off the green on 18 brings up eagle and hauls him back to level par. He pumps the air. That result must almost feel like he's shot a 62!

Sergio Garcia is in the cup for birdie, a fine up and down from the bunker from the Master. Bubba Watson has had the nasty day of this trio.

McIlroy (+4 after 15)

Rory McIlroy from range for par...great putt, great line... unlucky. He will tap in for a bogey will he... NO. A miss from three foot. Double trouble. Four over.

Garcia (-1 after 17)

"GET UP, GET UP," shouts Sergio Garcia from the 18th fairway. It doesn't listen and he's short of the green. Bunker perhaps.

Garcia (-1 after 17) McIlroy (+2 after 14)

Sergio Garcia
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Sergio Garcia saves par on 17 while on 16, Paul Casey is now hunting the lead a little at five under. His tee shot on the par three looks good but leaves a long putt when it comes to rest. Rory McIlroy is in danger of playing himself out of this by day's end as he is well right and in the sand on 15. The par four could take him back to three over here.

Justin Rose in a rose pink polo shirt. The club shaft shimmers in the sun. He glares at his ball from behind those sunglasses and won't like it. On the green but a time zone away from the pin. McIlroy fluffs from the sand and leaves 30ft for par.

Excellent rounds

Leishman (-4) Woo Kim (-3) Garcia (-1 after 16)

Sergio Garcia at one under is chipping from below the 17th green. He nudges the ball into the bank and it kicks on nicely to leave around seven foot for par.

Up on 18, Marc Leishman converts a good knee-knocker for par to end his day on four under. Si Woo Kim, a young man in form this year, birdies with a cracking drop from range to end three under. He'll go get some pancakes and syrup tonight and they will taste sweet after that!

Si Woo Kim
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Rose (-1) McIlroy (+2) Day (+6, all after 14)

Rose
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To the 14th, a par five. Rory McIlroy from the fairway puts too much beef on it. Those bicep curls in the gym gave him too much timber there. He will have a massive birdie putt. Justin Rose uses the slope on the dancefloor well and he will have 15ft for birdie. Jason Day will pick up a shot after a great bunker play.

McIlroy to putt from range.... leaves a tap in. Rose, big putt... never going in.

Beef three under

Johnston (-3)

That is a cracking round for a man who began the day with a bogey six. Andrew Johnston managed six birdies in all and aside from a short wobble halfway through his day, it's all good for one of golf's most loved men.

AJ is 117 in the world and has missed the cut in four of his nine events this year. It looks good here though.

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Hard luck Hadwin

Hadwin -3 (15)

Here's Adam Hadwin on the sixth with a monster putt to become the first man in US Open history to rack up seven consecutive birdies. He's given that a rattle, up and over a little ridge on the green and the ball is tracking towards the hole but it misses and rolls some six, seven, eight feet by.

The par putt misses too and Hadwin is back to three under.

Birdie for Fitzy!

Casey (-4 after 15) Fitzpatrick (-3 after 13)

Matt Fitzpatrick
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Matt Fitzpatrick, I love this guy. Goes about his business with a baby face, committed, gets on with it. I bet he's the type who gets nine holes in before he opens his presents on Christmas Day.

A smooth putt from range gets him another birdie and three under. Paul Casey meanwhile can get to five under on the 15th if he drains a mid-range putt... nope.

Tweet, tweet

Hadwin -4 (14)

Canada's Adam Hadwin is on a birdie run the likes of which you rarely see at a US Open. He started on the 10th and was two over after eight holes. Since then, he has gone birdie, birdie, birdie, birdie, birdie, birdie. Yep. Count each and every one. Six on the spin and he's up to four under.

He's playing the 252-yard par-three sixth right now. Paul Casey birdied that a little earlier...

Adam Hadwin
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