Found June 14, 2012 on
A quick look at the first round of the U.S. Open at The Olympic Club:
Leading: Michael Thompson, playing in his first U.S. Open, shot a 4-under 66 and was three shots ahead of the field.
Just behind: Tiger Woods shot 69, as did David Toms, Nick Watney, Justin Rose and Graeme McDowell.
Tiger watch: Woods played in the featured pairing, beating Phil Mickelson by seven shots and Bubba Watson by nine.
Defending champ: Rory McIlroy shot a 77.
World No. 1: Luke Donald, the top player in the world attempting to win his first major championship shot a 79.
Trouble at the top: The threesome of Donald, McIlroy and Lee Westwood, the top three players in the world, shot a combined 19-over par.
Quoteable: ''Got a little nervous there once all those cameras showed up. It's always a little bit of an adjustment. In that sense, I kind of wish I was Phil or Tiger, because you get the cameras from the beginning.'' - Michael Thompson.
Key groupings: 17:44 GMT: Lee Westwood, Luke Donald, Rory McIlroy; 23:18 GMT: Tiger Woods, Phil Mickelson, Bubba Watson.
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