Tiger Woods’ scorecard looked more like a coloring book after the first round of the 120th U.S. Open.
The 15-time major champion struggled to stay inside the lines for most of Thursday morning’s round, signing for a 3-over 73 at Winged Foot Golf Club in Mamaroneck, New York. Woods walked off the course T-64 after one double bogey, six bogeys, six pars and five birdies.
Playing alongside PGA Championship winner Collin Morikawa and Presidents Cup partner Justin Thomas, Woods got off to a strong start with a trio of pars before back-to-back bogeys on Nos. 4 and 5 put early blemishes on his card. He rebounded with his first birdie of the round on the par-4 6th before finishing par-bogey-birdie to make the turn at 1 over.
After the birdie on No. 9, Woods carried that momentum around the turn with two more birdies on Nos. 10 and 11. The birdie-fest ended with a par on No. 12 and a pair of costly bogeys on the par-3 13th and par-4 14th.
Woods picked up a shot on the par-4 16th and gave it right back after he failed to scramble from a wayward tee shot on No. 17. He made another bogey on No. 18 thanks to a duffed approach shot from in front of the green.
The trio will be back on the course Friday afternoon at 1:27 p.m. ET off the 10th tee.