SAN DIEGO, June 12 (UPI) -- The unlikely duo of Justin Hicks and Kevin Streelman emerged as co-leaders Thursday after the opening round of the U.S. Open.
Streelman, a rookie on the PGA Tour, and Hicks, who is not even a member of the tour, shot 3-under 68s. Streelman, whose best tour finish has been a tie for 29th, led by himself until he bogeyed his final hole late in the afternoon.
Mickelson was 3-over at one point in his round before finishing off his comeback with a birdie at the 18th and Woods suffered two double bogeys.
Woods admitted his surgically repaired left knee became sore during his first competitive round since the Masters.