The caddies of the two superstars tried to keep score in their heads, according to the Chicago Tribune. They estimated Woods shot a 68 or 69 on the par-70 venue just outside of Chicago.
He said if the conditions were the same for all four days of the tournament, the Open record would be broken, said 19-year-old Dan Gaze, who caddied for Tiger. He said if we get any wind, it will be a lot tougher.
After the round, Woods told the club's tournament chairman, Vince Greci, It's a great course, and it's going to be a great Open.
Gaze and Dan Egan, who caddied for Jordan, also told the Tribune Woods used mostly fairway woods and irons off the tee, and estimated he used only about four or five drivers.
Jordan didn't fare nearly as well as Woods on the tight tree-lined course. The recently retired basketball legend shot in the 90s, according to his caddie.
He was all over the place,' Egan told the Tribune. 'I had to do a lot of work.
Woods, Jordan and two of his friends arrived at Olympia Fields at 6:40 AM, the Tribune reported. The players had the course to themselves because Monday had been the last day for member play before the Open. It was part of a three-day golf marathon for Woods and Jordan before Woods had to return to Dublin, Ohio, for this week's Memorial Tournament.
Woods tipped Gaze $100 for his efforts, while Jordan doubled that for Egan, giving him $200.
Woods has won two U.S. Open titles, in 2000 and 2002.