Van Pelt leads AT&T National; Singh one back


BETHESDA, Md. – A little over a year after it should have begun, the U.S. Open broke out at the AT&T National at Congressional CC.

In blistering heat, Bo Van Pelt leads the field after the first round with 4-under 67 to be a shot clear of Vijah Singh, Brendon de Jonge and Jimmy Walker.

Naval Academy alum Billy Hurley III, Pat Perez and Jason Day are all 2 under par.

In total, 22 players finished under par for the day, but only seven beat 70 on Thursday.

Tiger Woods was not one of the 22. He shot 1-over 72, struggling in all aspects of his game. He made three bogeys and two birdies on the day, failing to make more than one putt longer than 7 feet. 

Teen Beau Hossler bested Woods on Day 1, shooting even-par 71. The 17-year-old competed in the U.S. Open here last year, opening with 76.