The first round of play at the 2012 U.S. Open on Thursday featured some interesting action, but nothing turned heads more than Tiger Woods coming in 1-under after 18 holes. Woods ripped off two quick birdies on holes No. 4 and No. 5 and then coasted to a 69, the second-best score of any golfer through the full 18 holes. Michael Thompson is the only golfer to out-hit Tiger so far, as he pulled off a 4-under by notching birdies on seven different holes.
Parker, Co., resident Shane Bertsch finished at 8-over, while 14-year-old amateur Andy Zhang turned in a disappointing 9-over mark after play on Thursday. Phil Mickelson also struggled on the first day, bogeying on seven different holes and only recording one birdie.