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PHOTOS: U.S. Open at Merion (Thursday)

Check out photos from the first round of the U.S. Open Thursday at Merion.

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Phil Mickelson tips his hat on the 12th green during the first round of the U.S. Open golf tournament at Merion Golf Club, Thursday, June 13, 2013, in Ardmore, Pa.

Published on June 13, 2013

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Steve Stricker, left, and Phil Mickelson talk before teeing off on the 11th hole during the first round of the U.S. Open golf tournament at Merion Golf Club, Thursday, June 13, 2013, in Ardmore, Pa.

Published on June 13, 2013

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Padraig Harrington, right, and Sergio Garcia laugh before teeing off on the 11th hole during the first round of the U.S. Open golf tournament at Merion Golf Club, Thursday, June 13, 2013, in Ardmore, Pa.

Published on June 13, 2013

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Keegan Bradley watches his tee shot on the 11th hole during the first round of the U.S. Open golf tournament at Merion Golf Club, Thursday, June 13, 2013, in Ardmore, Pa.

Published on June 13, 2013

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Jason Dufner stretches before teeing off on the 11th hole during the first round of the U.S. Open golf tournament at Merion Golf Club, Thursday, June 13, 2013, in Ardmore, Pa.

Published on June 13, 2013

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Phil Mickelson tees off on the 11th hole during the first round of the U.S. Open golf tournament at Merion Golf Club, Thursday, June 13, 2013, in Ardmore, Pa.

Published on June 13, 2013

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Ian Poulter looks at his notes after putting on the 13th hole during the first round of the U.S. Open golf tournament at Merion Golf Club, Thursday, June 13, 2013, in Ardmore, Pa.

Published on June 13, 2013