The first round of the US Open was notable for high-scoring, even by the standards of the tournament that famously tests players more than any other.
The 23-year-old's score included two triple-bogeys, three double-bogeys, 10 bogeys and three pars as he fell 23 shots back of the lead after the first round.
He would finish at ten over following a round of 80. Phil Mickelson's quest for a first US Open title began with a 77, the same score as Bubba Watson and one better than Jordan Spieth's 78. "I just haven't done that".
Piercy said he was inspired by his Instagram account and some pizza after walking off in frustrating after just four holes of his final practice round.
He was trending toward that number after a 4-putt green at the 13th hole and then wild misses off the tee and from the rough at the 14th.
"The wind was strong, the ball is getting blown around so much and with the locations of the pins you can't get it close and on top of that it's hard to putt", he said. Live coverage continues on Friday from 1pm on Sky Sports US Open.
Woods opened with a triple bogey and found himself at 8-over after Day 1. "The guys aren't going anywhere today". "I thought I drove it pretty darn good for most of the day".
Tiger Woods reads the 12th green during the first round of the 2018 Wells Fargo Championship at Quail Hollow Club on May 3, 2018 in Charlotte, North Carolina. I do enjoy it, especially when you're on the right side of the fight. Only four players finished the day under par and it could've been worse if we hadn't had the rain on Wednesday to soften it up.
Even being 4-over after two holes, Spieth figured even par would be a reasonable start on a day like this, a course like this.
Never happened, not on a course that left players muttering under their own breath, that saw tailored golf shirts pulling away from the sculpted torsos beneath, billowing away as if ready to take flight, that left normally smiling faces contorted in frustration and regularly trusted clubs shoved back into their bags in defeat. Dustin Johnson returned to No. 1 in the world by winning the FedEx St. Jude Classic.
He bogeyed the 11th, then made successive double bogeys on 13 and 14, including a four-putt on the 13th.