OAKMONT, Pa. -- Jordan Spieth shot 72 and thought it could have been lower. Rory McIlroy posted 77 and sounded like he didn't know what to think. At the end of a marathon first round that covered more than 24 hours, two of the biggest stars in golf discussed their positions thus far at Oakmont Country Club, and what they need to make up more ground.

Here's McIlroy lamenting his poor start and taking solace in at least having time to correct his swing.

And here's Spieth, the defending U.S. Open champion, on the frustrations of the weather-plagued first round, and how the USGA could have dealt with the delays better.


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