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Open pressure spits out John Rollins

Holding a share of the U.S. Open lead with two holes remaining in the first round at Pebble Beach, tour grinder John Rollins butchered the par-3 17th hole to wind up wioth a triple-bogey 6. That dropped him to +1 for the day.

Rollins missed the green left with his tee shot and then shanked a chip into deep right rough. His third shot landed short of the green in the thick collar on the right side. The fourth came out long past the hole, and he two-putted for triple bogey.

Rollins' place on the leaderboard was taken by Paul Casey, whose birdie putt at No. 15 moved him into a four-way tie atop the standings at -2. He's tied with Shaun Micheel, who put his tee shot at No. 17 in the face of a greenside bunker. Brendon De Jonge also is at -2 while playing No. 15, and amateur Hudson Swafford also is at -2 through nine holes after starting on the back nine.

Tiger Woods rolled in a five-foot par-saving putt at the par-5 14th hole after hitting his third shot over the green. That's four straight par saves after hitting the first 10 greens in regulation.

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