- Like Mike
Michael Thompson had 7 first round birdies and needed just 22 putts in the 1st round at Olympic Club. He's 4-under par and leads by 3 shots.
- Tiger on Track
Tiger Woods had 3 birdies and 2 bogeys in the first round. He's 1-under and tied for 2nd place with Graeme McDowell, Justin Rose, David Toms, and Nick Watney.
- Stars Stumble
Playing with Tiger, Phil Mickelson shot a 1st round 76. 2011 U.S. Open Champion Rory McIlroy shot 77. 2012 Masters Champion Bubba Watson shot 78 and World #1 Luke Donald shot 79.
- Beau Knows
17-year-old Beau Hossler had the best round by an amateur on Thursday with an even par 70. He's atop the amateur leaderboard by 2 shots over fellow 17-year-old Alberto Sanchez.
- Father’s Day Spending
7:12a ET: Kayla Tausche, CNBC Business Report
7:30a ET: Al Barkow, Author
7:45a ET: Brandel Chamblee, Golf Channel Analyst
8:00a ET: Jerry Foltz, Golf Channel Analyst
8:15a ET: Jason Sobel, GolfChannel.com Senior Writer
8:45a ET: Jack Fleck, 1955 U.S. Open Champion
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“San Francisco (Be Sure to Wear Flowers in Your Hair)” by Scott McKenzie
“I Left My Heart in San Francisco” by Tony Bennett
“Piece of My Heart” by Big Brother and the Holding Company
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