Ross Kinnaird

U.S. Open 2013: Phil Mickelson holds clubhouse lead, Tiger Woods struggles on Thursday at Merion

Two lengthy weather delays left much of the first round unfinished on Thursday at Merion, where Phil Mickelson finished a wild trip with the clubhouse lead.

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Can Tiger win his 15th major with one arm?

Tiger Woods got off to a shaky start at rainy Merion Golf Club.

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Tee times for Friday's restart and 2nd round

It will be another long day at Merion, where the first round will resume bright and early and the second round will go until darkness before it's likely called before completion.

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Mickelson the clubhouse leader on day 1

With only half the field done with 18, it's Phil Mickelson who holds the clubhouse lead at Merion.

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Westwood 1st victim of Merion wicker baskets

The Englishman, who was co-leading, drills the top of Merion's quirky traditional flagsticks.

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Woods 2-over through 9

It's been a struggle for Tiger Woods thus far. If not for a long birdie putt, he would have made the turn six strokes off the lead.

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Tiger cans birdie bomb

After a miserable start, Tiger appears to have found his game as he approaches the turn at Merion.

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Tiger playing with injured wrist?

It's been an ugly first hour for the No. 1 player in the world.

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U.S. Open delayed by rain again

A second weather delay hit the U.S. Open as the horn blew and players are headed off the course.

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The best golf catch you'll see all day

It's not a home run ball, but you can still be excited. Unless you're Lee Westwood, I guess.

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Everyone chasing Phil Mickelson

The late groups are making their way around the course, but everyone is still chasing Phil Mickelson.

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Woods struggling early

Tiger Woods didn't waste any time finding the thick rough at Merion and he's 1-over through three holes.

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Sergio declines to have cops eject Philly fans

Sergio Garcia was the recipient of the best that Philadelphia’s notorious sports fans had to offer during the first round of the U.S. Open.

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Red-eyed Phil leads at Merion

Phil Mickelson returns from a cross-country jaunt to take the early lead at the U.S. Open.

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Mickelson leads at 3-under

Staying in the red has been a challenge for most of the field, but not Phil Mickelson who leads after a strong first round.

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Lefty leading

Phil Mickelson is leading the U.S. Open, despite flying across the country overnight.

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Tiny Tim does the splits

Not an ideal address position for the diminutive South African.

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Bubba Watson caught in logjam in 1st round

What are the odds that the day after the USGA introduces a slow-play initiative that golf comes to a screeching halt at the U.S. Open? Pretty good, apparently.

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Charl Schwartzel, Tim Clark lead

The early groups have made the turn at Merion and Charl Schwartzel is still atop the leaderboard.

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Tiger, Rory, and their unrelenting PDA

Tiger remains a huge nerd.

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Rory Sabbatini is not happy with his glove

Angry after a bad shot? Take it out on the glove.

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Sergio implodes early

Sergio Garcia cards a dreaded snowman early into his opening round at the U.S. Open.

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Schwartzel the early leader

Players are back on the course after a weather delay and it's crowded at the top of the leaderboard.

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No flooding at No. 11 ... yet

Weather forced the first round of the U.S. Open to be delayed, but flooding hasn't been an issue yet.

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Tiger, Rory unlikely to play Thursday

Soggy conditions at Merion could provide Tiger with a slight edge over the rest of the U.S. Open field.

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Merion withstands 1st downpour, more to come

They're set to resume in Philly, but it may not last long.

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US Open rain delay brings out the weird in golfers

The kids are getting restless.

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Poulter leading as weather delay comes early

The ugly Thursday forecast came to fruition early at Merion, with the horn sounding under two hours into the 113th U.S. Open.

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Some U.S. Open picks for Merion

Tiger Woods remains the betting favorite to win the 2013 U.S. Open, but who are the experts picking? We rounded up the picks prior to Thursday's first round.

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2013 U.S. Opens starts with possible severe storms

Rain, storms with some storms being severe are all possible for the opening round of the 2013 U.S. Open

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Severe weather to hit Merion early on Thursday

The opening day of the U.S. Open may be a wash out just over an hour into play.

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Tee times, pairings for Thursday's 1st Round

The chance for inclement weather is high on Thursday at Merion, which could create a logistical nightmare as the USGA works to get 156 players through 18 holes.

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Phil arrives in Philly just hours before tee time

Exhale. Figjam has arrived.

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First round TV schedule

The 2013 U.S. Open begins on Thursday. Television viewers will be able to watch 10 hours of live coverage throughout various outlets.

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How to watch the U.S. Open's 1st round online

In addition to television and radio coverage, viewers will be able to watch some of Thursday's U.S. Open round online.

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‘We are role models,’ says Annika on pace of play

Annika Sorenstam wants the USGA to put some teeth behind its new slow-play campaign by penalizing plodders at U.S. Open.

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Rory’s no fan of firm and fast

McIlroy has Merion Golf Club just where he wants it -- soaked and slow.

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A guide to the Merion Golf Club

The 2013 U.S. Open begins on Thursday and while rain may lead to better scoring conditions, players will still face plenty of obstacles. We detail it all in this guide to the Merion Golf Club.

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