Scott and Day disappoint

Australian duo Adam Scott and Jason day will rue their missed opportunities after disappointing opening rounds at the US Open.

The pair struggled round the Pinehurst No.2 course, each carding round of three over 73 at the 114th edition of the event, leaving them eight shots behind leader Martin Kaymer.

“I’m a little disappointed,” said Scott, who is playing in his first Major as world number one.

“I think I played a little better than what I ended up shooting. Around this kind of golf course, I just put it down to my short game not being spot on.

“It would be nice to move the other way tomorrow and get myself in good shape starting out Saturday.”

Scott was even after the opening nine holes, but played the back nine at three over par after three bogeys. He will be disappointed in only holing one solitary birdie.

Meanwhile, Day shot two birdies and five bogeys on his way to 73, a score he believes is great considering he was struggling for rhythm.

“If I didn’t have my short game I would have been in the 80s somewhere,” revealed the 26-year-old.

“I am glad I got up and down a lot and there is still three days ahead of us. I was a little loose throughout the whole round.

“I just didn’t hit it as good as I needed. I am not too disappointed with how the round went considering how bad I hit it.”