BETHESDA, Md. (CBSDC/AP) — Bo Van Pelt holed out from the fairway for eagle and kept bogeys off his card for a 4-under 67. It gave him a one-shot lead Thursday in the AT&T National, which felt more like a U.S. Open than Congressional did last year.
Only seven players managed to post scores in the 60s, and the average score was about 73.5.
Tiger Woods didn’t play the U.S. Open last year. Even so, the course was far stronger than when he last won here in 2009. Woods was never under par in the opening round and had to settle for a 72.
Vijay Singh, Brendon De Jonge and Jimmy Walker were at 68, while Pat Perez, Jason Day and Navy veteran Billy Hurley III were at 69.
Mark Anderson posted the highest round of the day, shooting a 12-over par.
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