Golf: Round One of
2007 US Open at Oakmont
Nick Dougherty is at #1
position after the first day of the 2007 US Open Championship.
young British golfer finished 2-under 68 heading the ledgeboard
after the Round 1 of the US Open at one of the toughest layouts.
Dougherty was critical of his own game this Thursday, but was
happily surprised to find out that his short game put him atop
of the board at the end of the day. Dougherty carded four
birdies and two bogeys for his lowest score in a major golf
Tiger Woods, the favorite to win the 2007 US
Open by the oddsmaker
Bodog Sports (odds 11/4), said
he was content to finish one over par 71 tying the 13 position,
despite landing on rough quite a few times and missing a few
putts. Woods got a birdie at the 17th after nearly driving the
green at the 313-yard par-four and pitching up to three feet. He
struggled at the start of the second nine, finding the rough
three times in a row and bogeying the 10th and 12th.
Phil Mickelson, who was the other favorite to
win the US Open according to the bookmaker, was one of the late
starters. Mickelson is still battling with a two-week wrist
Published on 06/14/2007