WATCH: U.S. Open golfer holes out for eagle to end tough first round at Shinnecock

SOUTHAMPTON, N.Y. -- Dean Burmester of South Africa shot a 5-over 75 in the first round of the 2018 U.S. Open at Shinnecock Hills on Thursday. He signed for what at first glance might appear to be a ho-hum 38-37 day at one of the tougher courses in the U.S. Open rotation. However mundane his first nine was, his second nine was quite the opposite.

Burmester opened birdie-bogey-par before going bogey-triple-par. Then it got bonkers. He went birdie-bogey-eagle over the final three including a holed-out shot from 104 yards on the 18th hole after a 411-yard drive off the tee.

His reaction said it all, and it mostly said "I cannot believe I just made a birdie and an eagle over the final two holes and still shot a 75." Credit to him for coming in below the course average of just over 76 on the day, and what a way to end the first round of your first ever major championship.

CBS Sports Writer

Kyle Porter began his sports writing career with CBS Sports in 2012. He covers golf, writes poetry about Rory McIlroy's swing, stays ready on Tiger watch and loves the Masters more than anyone you know.... Full Bio

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