Not that long around, Patrick Sheehan acted as our leader for the first round of the U.S. Open. Now he just wants to find a clubhouse. Sheehan finally made a bogey on the 12th hole and followed that up with a triple bogey seven on the 15th. With two holes left in his round, he’s actually in pretty good position at even par.
Tiger Woods finally broke into red numbers and still has six holes left in his opening round. He’s just three shots back of a very tenuous lead held by Justin Hicks. I touched on this in my previous post, as Hicks may have the coolest scorecard I’ve ever seen in a golf tournament. He didn’t make a par in his first nine holes of the day and remains the leader of the U.S. Open with just three holes left in his round. Nine players are currently under par as they are about to hit high noon in San Diego.
Other interesting notes from round one:
*Steve Stricker held a share of the lead with his 4-under score on his first nine holes of the day. Then he made the turn. Stricker doubled the first hole and bogeyed the second and third hole to put him back to even par. He still has four holes left in a head scratching opening round.
*Phil Mickelson can’t get anything going his way. Lefty’s at +3 with two par fives left in his opening round, but he needs to find his putting stroke and turn it around before the end of the day.
*U.S. Open champion Michael Campbell continues to disappoint. He’s at +7, with five bogeys and a double bogey so far today. I’m guessing Campbell really, really enjoys the Champion’s exemption.