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Live Reporting

By Steve Sutcliffe and Alex Bysouth

All times stated are UK

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  1. Goodbye

    Thanks for sticking with us. That's all from us for this morning.

    You'll be able to read our report on the first round shortly here.

    We'll be back at around 15:30 BST to follow the second round. Until then.

  2. Birdie for Rose

    J Spieth +1, J Rose -6, T Woods -1 (17)

    He'll only go and collect a birdie after landing a superb wedge shot to around 10 feet.

    We have a new leader folks.

  3. Post update

    J Spieth +1, J Rose -5, T Woods -1 (17)

    Tiger Woods' pants must have some stretch material in them.

    He'd have been in pretty dangerous territory with a conventional pair of trousers. As it is all he can muster is looping his ball well past the pin from a pretty awkward looking stance where his feet were out of the bunker, but his ball in it.

    That'll be a par for Woods. And the same for Jordan Spieth. But what can Justin Rose do?

  4. Post update

    J Spieth +1, J Rose -5, T Woods -1 (17)

    Tiger Woods and Justin Rose both in the sand after their second shots on the 18th. Big couple of shots coming up.

    Meanwhile Jordan Spieth's getting ready to putt after the same number of strokes.

  5. 'I felt comfortable on the greens'

    B Koepka -2 (F)

    Brooks Koepka

    Here's world number one Brooks Koepka: "Great start. You need to play those - eight through 14 - really well and I didn't do that. Didn't hit the fairways, didn't hit the greens. Made some great up and downs, so I'm pleased.

    "I felt the most comfortable on the greens this week of all the majors we've played so far.

    "I feel like I'm putting great and the greens held up really well."

  6. Post update

    M Fitzpatrick -2 (F)

    What a finish from Matt Fitzpatrick on the ninth. The 24-year-old from Sheffield drops in a superb long range birdie to finish the day at two under.

    He's tied for 16th as things stand.

  7. Post update

    J Spieth +1, J Rose -4, T Woods -1 (17)

    For the record that was Tiger Woods' 10th straight par at the 17th.

  8. Post update

    Alistair Bruce-Ball

    BBC Radio 5 live commentator at Pebble Beach

    Jordan Spieth called in a rule official on the 17th green just to check he could remove a small pebble from the green which had been thrown in there by Tiger Woods’ bunker shot. He got the all-clear.

    A pebble from the beach if you will.

  9. Birdie for Rose

    J Spieth +1, J Rose -5, T Woods -1 (17)

    Justin Rose is on fire. We've now got a five-way lead at the top of the leaderboard as the 2013 US Open winner confidently knocks in a putt from almost 27 feet.

    Tiger Woods and Jordan Spieth both make scrambling pars. Not bad considering.

  10. Post update

    B Koepka -2, F Molinari -3, V Hovland -2 (F)

    Francesco Molinari with a deft touch, lobs out to a foot. That's a tap-in birdie for the Italian, who finishes at three under.

    Viktor Hovland chips out the sand and knocks in the birdie putt for a two-under-par 69. Superb round that, but I wonder if he'll go to bed dreaming of what ifs after being four under early on in his round.

    Can Brooks Koepka make it a hat-trick of birdies? No! He doesn't hit the putt and it slides away on the low side. A disappointing finish for the two-time defending champion but at two under he's still right in it.

  11. Post update

    J Spieth +1, J Rose -4, T Woods -1 (16)

    Now then what can Justin Rose do on the 17th?

    Looks like he's going for this as he lands a long iron on the putting surface of the 218-yard par three hole. He's got a putt of 25 feet coming up.

    Tiger Woods comes up a tough short with his four-iron, he's on the huge beach-size bunker that surrounds the front of the green.

    Jordan Spieth has gone long - not quite Tom Watson territory circa 1982, but you get the gist.

  12. Post update

    B Koepka -2, F Molinari -2, V Hovland -1 (17)

    Brooks Koepka is not messing about here. A quick look at his ball, his stance is OK, no need for a drop. He pings one down the fairway. Efficient.

    And the golfing gods reward his speed of play. His third is a pin-seeker. It stops dead, six feet to the right of the hole.

    Viktor Hovland is going for the green in two. But he's not making it. Short and left but in the sand, rather than the sea.

    Over to your Francesco. Molinari's ball arc is heading right but he gets a friendly bounce which turns his ball left onto the green but it's not stopping and he'll have a delicate chip from the cabbage.

  13. Birdie for Rose

    J Spieth +1, J Rose -4, T Woods -1 (16)

    Justin Rose is on the move. Nonchalantly as you like he rolls in for birdie on the 16th to move up into a tie for fifth on the leaderboard.

    That putting stroke was as smooth as silk.

    Jordan Spieth and Tiger Woods are both a whisker away from joining him in the birdie brigade with both taking pars after agonisingly sliding by.

  14. Koepka wayward again on 18

    B Koepka -2 (17)

    We've not been seeing much of Francesco Molinari over the last couple of holes. Probably because he's been playing par golf on the back nine.

    Here he is on the 18th tee. Another fairway finder. Viktor Hovland is also on the short stuff, although he was concerned for a moment that he may have been flirting too closely with the Pacific Ocean that runs down the left of the par-five finisher.

    What of Brooks Koepka? He's out with a three wood for safety. But that's another wayward shot. Wayward right. The ball clatters into a hedge and bounces back onto a road. A lady in a red jacket bends down to pick up the ball before jolting back as a marshal shouts at her. He might get a free drop.

  15. Post update

    J Spieth +1, J Rose -3, T Woods -1 (15)

    Brilliant from Justin Rose at the 16th as he stiffs a seven-iron in to around 10 feet from 170 yards.

    Is this the start of a late charge?

  16. Snoozing seals and perching pelicans

    Alistair Bruce-Ball

    BBC Radio 5 live commentator at Pebble Beach

    Cloud is coming down slowly like a curtain on the surrounding hills as the opening round draws to a close. The scene at the par-three 17th is quite something - boats bobbing gently in the bay, seals snoozing, pelicans perched on the nearby rocks and the world’s best players battling with one of Pebble Beach’s most famous holes.

    The grandstand beside the green is packed and they’re now waiting for the arrival of Messrs Woods, Spieth and Rose.

  17. Post update

    D Toms +1 (F)

    David Toms, now ranked 1332 in the world and competing at this week's US Open after winning the senior edition in 2018, has finished at one over par for the day.

    Not bad for the 52-year-old, in his 20th US Open.

  18. Koepka bogeys

    B Koepka -2 (17)

    Before Brooks Koepka can putt out, here's US Amateur champion Viktor Hovland with his birdie chance.

    Straight in the middle of the hole for the Norwegian, who gets back into the red figures at one under.

    How's your nerves Brooks? Another one slides by and that's a third bogey of the day for the world number one who drops to two under.

  19. Post update

    B Koepka -3 (16)

    Brooks Koepka splashes out of the sand but he's not getting his ball to stop anywhere close to the hole. He's going to have a 15-footer or so to stay within two of the lead.

  20. Post update

    J Spieth +1, J Rose -3, T Woods -1 (15)

    Despite his heroics at the last hole it's been more workmanlike than wonderous from Tiger Woods today.

    He gets on to the 15th green in two strokes but finds himself putting up a slope from a different zip code to the cup.

    He's close but no cigar, meaning he'll take another par.

    Jordan Spieth and Justin Rose also take fours. As I was saying, solid but not spectacular stuff.