Originally written on Fox Sports  |  Last updated 10/19/14
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, L...
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