It's the US Open, and just like at Bethpage in 2002, the tour has picked one of the tougher courses to host the nation's open.
The very first day was met with plenty of struggles, as only two players managed to end their rounds with scores under par.
Tiger Woods was not among them, as he struggled to keep the ball on the fareway, and ended just a stroke above par. At Oakmont, the term rough lives up to its name. Don't count out Tiger yet, he's still my pick to win the 2007 US Open.
After the first round, Tiger said, "The golf course, it's hard. It's hard to make birdies out there, it's easy to make bogies and doubles."
Former FSU Seminoles George McNeill enjoyed a fine round shooting 2 over par. This was better than injured southpaw Phil Mickelson, who finished 4 over.