Top-ranked Luke Donald did not shine Thursday at Congressional, finishing with a 74.
Phil Mickelson talks with swing coach Butch Harmon before playing. They probably didn't discuss taking a drop, which Mickelson had to do after dumping his opening shot in the water on his way to a double bogey.
Early starter Chez Reavie shot a 70.
Adam Scott has Tiger Wood's usual caddie, Steve Williams, on his bag this week.
Johan Edfors joins several players at one-under par.
Amateur Peter Uihlein celebrates an eagle on No. 12.
Bubba Watson is grabbing attention with his attire.
Ernie Els finds his ball in the water hazard on the 11th hole.
Y.E. Yang starts strong with a 68.
Ryan Palmer finds himself on the leader board at a U.S. Open for the first time after opening with a 69.
It's easy for Louis Oosthuizen to smile: he shot an opening round 69.
Quietly at work, Stewart Cink putts on the 18th green.
Fredrik Jacobson celebrates holing out from a bunker on the 12th hole.
It was a rough start for Lee Westwood, who shot four-over par.
Luke Donald jumps to see the green from the rough along the 16th fairway.
Mickelson had a rough time on his birthday.
Graeme McDowell is all smiles with a one-under par score.
Golf fans enjoy the action from the club house at the Congressional County Club.