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2012 U.S. Open Leaderboard: Tiger Woods Shoots 1-Under-Par For First Round

Three-time U.S. Open champion Tiger Woods got off to a good start to the 2012 U.S. Open on Thursday at the Olympic Club in San Francisco. Woods shot a 1-under-par 69 round and was well ahead of his two playing partners Bubba Watson and Phil Mickelson. Mickelson shot a 6-over-par 76 while Watson shot a 8-over-par 78.

After his round Woods spoke with the media and said all he did was stick to his game plan. "I played well today. I felt like I had control of my game all day and just stuck to my game plan and executed my game plan." (via ASAP Sports)

Although he will try to stick to his plan, he said it could change daily. Woods also said that the course at Olympic did not play the same as it did when he was in college at Stanford. "It changes from day‑to‑day. As I played it more, obviously we don't get a chance to play here when it's this quick. When I played here in college it was certainly not like this. So we had to make those type of adjustments and I've been around here enough times to understand it."

Woods trails leader Michael Thompson by three shots after day one.

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