• Martin Kaymer was the star on day one at Pinehurst
  • The German fired a superb 65 to take a three-shot lead
  • Rickie Fowler paid tribute to the late Payne Stewart - the 1999 winner at Pinehurst - by wearing plus fours
  • English amateur Matt Fitzpatrick outscored playing partner Justin Rose, the defending champion, 71 to 72!
  • Rose was pleased to post a 72 though as he'd gone to the turn in four-over
  • Rory McIlroy was content with his opening one-over 71
  • Fellow Northern Irishman Graeme McDowell again shone in the year's second major...
  • .. the 2010 winner at Pebble Beach carded a two-under 68 to finish the day tied second.
  • Phil Mickelson's bid to finally win a first US Open is on track. The six-time runner-up fired a level par 70.
  • Kevin Na: Tied with McDowell after a 68
  • It was a contrasting day for these two big guns - Lee Westwood (left) shot a 75 while Henrik Stenson carded a fine 69.
  • Adam Scott has never had a top 10 in the US Open. He'll have to dig deep to get one here after an opening three-over 73.

US Open - Day 1

Martin Kaymer was the star on day one at Pinehurst