2011 U.S. Open at Congressional, Round 1

1 of 18 Fred Vuich/SI
 bogeyed the tough 18th hole for a 72.
2 of 18 Al Tielemans/SI
... and the sand.
3 of 18 Al Tielemans/SI
... the thick rough ...
4 of 18 Al Tielemans/SI
Mickelson found trouble everywhere at Congressional. He was forced to play from the trees ...
5 of 18 Simon Bruty/SI
 missed a short par putt on 18, but he still opened strong with a 2-under 69.
6 of 18 Al Tielemans/SI
 shot to the top of the leaderboard, with six birdies and no bogeys on Thursday at Congressional.
7 of 18 Kohjiro Kinno/SI
 made six bogeys and two birdies for a 4-over 75.
8 of 18 Simon Bruty/SI
 bogeyed three of the last four holes for a 74.
9 of 18 Fred Vuich/SI
 has struggled lately, but he began his title defense with a solid 1-under 70.
10 of 18 Al Tielemans/SI
 didn't have a happy 41st birthday. Mickelson hit only eight greens and five fairways in his round of 3-over 74.
11 of 18 Simon Bruty/SI
 bogeyed the last two holes for a 72.
12 of 18 Fred Vuich/SI
 wore an army-themed outfit in support of the troops. Watson got to 3-under par, but he bogeyed the last three holes to finish at even par.
13 of 18 Kohjiro Kinno/SI
 couldn't keep the bogeys off his card. He opened with a 74.
14 of 18 Kohjiro Kinno/SI
 made four bogeys, three birdies and a double bogey for a 74.
15 of 18 Kohjiro Kinno/SI
 had a rough start to the round, making double bogey at the par-3 10th after hitting into the water. He finished with a 74.
16 of 18 Fred Vuich/SI
 shot a 74, with his new caddie for the week, Steve Williams, on the bag.
17 of 18 Kohjiro Kinno/SI
 started off hot with two straight birdies, but he struggled with his swing the rest of the day and finished with a 74.
18 of 18 Pete Marovich/ZUMAPRESS.com
 and Masters champion Charl Schwartzel are tied for second.