U.S. Open tees off

Comment on this story
iol spt june14 Big Phil AP The U.S. Open has begun, with light fog blanketing the course.

San Francisco – The U.S. Open has begun, with light fog blanketing the course.

Shane Bertsch, Martin Flores and Tommy Biershenk teed off in the first group at The Olympic Club just after 7 a.m. Thursday. All three landed in the rough on the par-4 ninth, perhaps an indication of what awaits this week.

Tiger Woods, Phil Mickelson and Bubba Watson are to tee off shortly after them. Defending champion Rory McIlroy, top-ranked Luke Donald and Lee Westwood have an afternoon start.

This marks the first time Woods and Mickelson have been paired in the championship since Torrey Pines in 2008, when the USGA grouped players off the world ranking. That was also the last time Woods won a major. – Sapa-AP

sign up

Comment Guidelines

  1. Please read our comment guidelines.
  2. Login and register, if you haven’ t already.
  3. Write your comment in the block below and click (Post As)
  4. Has a comment offended you? Hover your mouse over the comment and wait until a small triangle appears on the right-hand side. Click triangle () and select "Flag as inappropriate". Our moderators will take action if need be.

  5. Verified email addresses: All users on Independent Media news sites are now required to have a verified email address before being allowed to comment on articles. You are only required to verify your email address once to have full access to commenting on articles. For more information please read our comment guidelines