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Tiger Woods Was Beaten By a 15-Year-Old at the U.S. Open

Dustin Johnson, Henrik Stenson Lead Early Wave at U.S. Open
Dustin Johnson and Henrik Stenson both shot 65 to lead the morning wave of golfers during the first round of the U.S. Open on Thursday.

Tiger Woods has 14 majors. In the first round of the U.S. Open, he was beaten by a 15-year-old.

Cole Hammer, the teenager who qualified for the Open via a sectional qualifer, finished with a seven-over 77. Woods was three shots back with a 10-over 80. 

The two had strikingly similar scorecards. Hammer had zero birdies, five bogeys and a double-bogey. Woods had one birdie, eight bogeys and a triple-bogey. Hammer hit 9 of 14 fairways and 9 of 18 greens. Woods hit 6 of 14 fairways and 9 of 18 greens. 

Here's how their match would have ended up if they were playing head to head. Spoiler: HAMMER WINS!

1st hole: Hammer with the par. Tiger with a bogey. (Hammer 1 UP)

2nd hole: Hammer with another par. Tiger with a bogey. (Hammer 2 UP)

3rd hole: Hammer bogeys, and Tiger pars. (Hammer 1 UP)

4th hole: Both bogey. (Hammer 1 UP)

5th hole: Hammer doubles, and Tiger pars. (EVEN)

6th hole: Hammer bogeys, and Tiger bogeys. (EVEN)

7th hole: Both par. (EVEN)

8th hole: Both par. (EVEN)

9th hole: Both par. (EVEN)

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Cole Hammer finished his first round of the U.S. Open at 7-over par.

10th hole: Both par. (EVEN)

11th hole: Both bogey. (EVEN)

12th hole: Hammer pars, and Woods bogeys. (Hammer 1 UP)

13th hole: Hammer pars, and Woods bogeys. (Hammer 2 UP)

14th hole: Hammer bogeys, and Woods doubles. (Hammer 3 UP)

15th hole: Both par. (Hammer 3 UP)

16th hole: Hammer pars, and Woods birdies. (Hammer 2 UP)

17th hole: Hammer pars, and Woods pars. (Hammer 2 UP)

FINAL: Hammer 2&1

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Tiger Woods struggled throughout his opening round at the U.S. Open.

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