The most star-studded trio in the 2012 U.S. Open has wrapped up its opening round of play on Thursday. Tiger Woods, Phil Mickelson and Bubba Watson all navigated the tricky course at the Olympic Club in San Francisco together, but only Woods seemed to be having any luck at all throughout the day.
Woods evened out through his first nine holes after the trio teed off on Hole 9 to start the day. All told, Woods had three birdies and a pair of bogeys to finish at a very respectable 1-under. Woods finds himself near the top of the leaderboard, in a tie for second place with David Toms and Aaron Watkins, the latter of whom is just starting out.
Both Mickelson and Watson, meanwhile, had nearly disastrous opening rounds. Watson finished at 8-over and Mickelson finished 6-over.
The overall leader midway through Thursday is Michael Thompson, who finished his 18 holes at 4-under with a score of 66. He holds a three-stroke lead. Thompson matches the lowest opening round ever in the U.S. Open.
You can find a full 2012 U.S. Open leaderboard at Golf.com.