US Open venue Pebble Beech was criticised by Tiger Woods after the World number one struggled with his putting on the super fast greens .
Woods did not make any birdies during his round and trails Englishman Paul Casey by five shots . Pre tournament Woods was available at 10/1 which was the highest price he has been to win a Major since 1998 . It is somewhat suprising then that having shot three over Woods is still favourite and best priced 15/2 with Sportingbet .
Phil Mickelson also struggled with his putting , and failed to make any birdies eventually posting a four over par 75 .
The Pebble Beach course is one of Tiger Woods favourite course’s having won the US Open there ten years ago by an astonishing 15 shots .
Woods will certainly find it more difficult this time but he could well be in contention on the final day if his putting stroke improves .
Ian Poulter who has a decent record this year is just one off the lead and Lee Westwood recovered from a nightmare start to finish at three over par .
Paul Casey is 12/1 with Paddy Power to hang on to his lead for all four days .