Biggest surprises of the US Open

It might be a little early to start discussing the most surprising results of this year's US Open, but we have had a couple of gems so far. I couldn't resist naming my favorite runs of the tournament so far, even if there is a lot of golf to be played. 'Tis the season.

5. David Duval (pictured left) exists. As this blog has noted before, Duval made it to Bethpage Black through sectional qualifying. A long way from being the world's best player, eh? Nonetheless, Duval is -1 after 13 holes. If he keeps this up, Duval will not only play the weekend, but he may even appear near the top of a leaderboard at a major championship for the first time in a decade. That would be a good way to begin his fight for a PGA Tour card.

4. Phil Mickelson battles, and he moves to -2 after 12 holes. He hasn't played much, since his wife, Amy, was diagnosed with cancer. He had a rough time last week at the St. Jude Classic in Tennessee. Nevertheless, it is undeniable that Lefty is playing quality golf as he commands waves of cheers from the New York fans.

3. Drew Weaver posts a 69. He qualified as an amateur by dominating at the British Amateur. The Virginia Tech graduate will lead the amateurs in the field, as he certainly has the opportunity to contend for the title. His round was played in the morning, which put the American in tougher conditions than many of the players who posted low scores in the afternoon.

2. Mike Weir (pictured right) has game, again. The former Masters champion has struggled in major championships since, but he has occasionally popped up on leaderboards. The Canadian s
howed that he may still have what it takes by shooting a -4 front nine. With that score alone, Weir jumped to the very top of the US Open leaderboard. He still has the back nine to go, but it looks like Weir will be in the mix. O Canada!

1. Tiger Woods posts a +4 score of 74. As of 2:14 PM EST, Tiger is at T90, which means he will have to fight tomorrow to make the cut. Tiger, unlike much of the field, didn't get the memo, I guess, that Friday would end up being a scoring day. Woods needs to get on his horse, or this will definitely be a blemish in his otherwise nearly impeccable record in major championships.

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