Luke Donald came into the week with a lot of expectations, based mostly on his newly acquired No.1 ranking. But in the first day of the 2011 U.S. Open, he did not play very well at all, and unless something miraculous happens, might have played his way out of contention. Donald finished with a +3, 74, and is currently six shots behind the leader.
It wasn't just Donald that disappointed either, the other two members of his threesome played well beneath their abilities as well. Lee Westwood and Martin Kaymer, the second and third ranked golfers in the World, finished at +4 and +3 respectively. I don't think anyone was expecting this threesome to come out and shoot a combined +10 over par. Just goes to show you how wide open this field truly is. Here are the current leaders.
1. Y.E. Yang: -3 Final
T2. Fransisco Molinari: -2 through 2
T2. Louis Oosthuizen: -2 Final
T2. Ryan Palmer: -2 through 17
T5. Trevor Immelman: -1 Through 1
T5. Sergio Garcia: -1 Through 3
T5. Johan Edfors: -1 Final
T5. Henrik Stenson : -1 Final
T5. Graeme McDowell: -1 Final
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