A nervy miss starts the US Womens Open


OAKMONT, Pa. – And they’re off.

For the record, Mika Miyazato hit the first tee shot at the first tee at 7 a.m. sharp Thursday morning to start the 2010 U.S. Women’s Open at Oakmont Country Club.

She missed the fairway, pushing her tee shot right.

This course played to a 75.5 scoring average when the men were here for the U.S. Open three years ago. Angel Cabrera won with a 5-over total. Cristie Kerr predicts a score of 4-over or higher this week. Natalie Gulbis thinks it will be 7-over. Jiyai Shin’s caddie, Dean Herden, says a number of caddies think the winning score will be 10-over or higher. Nobody’s picking an under-par score to win.