US Open

US Open round one: What the players said

2015-06-19 08:45
Tiger Wood reacts after finishing round one at the US Open 10 over par (Ross Kinniard/AFP)

Tacoma - Top quotes from day one at the US Open:

TIGER WOODS - after shooting 80 to 81 for playing partner Rickie Fowler

The bright side is at least I kicked Rickie's butt today !

COLE HAMMER - 15-year-old amateur when asked if he was crying before the start

I was just praying. I always pray right before my round on the first tee. And so, yeah, that's all I was doing. I wasn't emotional or anything.

JORDAN SPIETH - on no fans being allowed on the elevated eighth hole

It's very interesting. I thought it was pretty cool. No. 8, I've never played an entire hole in a major championship with no gallery. It was eerie. It was kind of odd. And there's the delayed reaction from the crowd, because they're so far away.

HENRIK STENSON - asked if the hilly course was tiring for older players

I'm not that old !

MATT KUCHAR - on how the Chambers Bay course was playing

I think the USGA typically has a formula where they start out and it's quite playable Thursday, Friday. And I think we'll see it teeter on the edge come Saturday, Sunday. I think we've seen the formula.

PHIL MICKELSON - asked if he would switch to soft spikes from his usual traditional spikes

I haven't worn traditional spikes since '07. If you want to go back eight years, yeah !

JASON DAY - asked to comment on his double bogey 5 at 15th

Bloody 15th hole, down the hill!

Sergio Garcia - on the poor conditions of the some of the greens at Chambers Bay

I think a championship of the caliber of the US Open deserves better quality green surfaces that we have this week but maybe I'm wrong!

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