The first round of the 2010 U..S Open is in the books and just about everyone in the field is glad it is. Of the 156-participants in the tournament at Pebble Beach this week, just nine shot under-par in the opening round.
Wisconsin’s duo of hope did not finish in that category. Steve Stricker shot a 4-over 75 in his first round. Jerry Kelly fared a little better with a 1-over 72 on day one. Both golfers will tee off in the morning flight today.
Tiger Woods and Phil Mickleson each went the entire first round without a single birdie on the scorecard. Woods enters Friday’s second round 3-over par with Mickleson a shot behind.
There is a three-way tie on top of the leader board through day one. Shaun Micheel, Paul Casey and Brandon de Jonge each fired 2-under par rounds of 70 Thursday.