The contenders grew to eight Saturday as Shaun Micheel stumbled down the stretch.
It's cliche, but apropos: You can't win the tournament in the opening round, but you can go a long way toward losing it.
David Toms is the defending PGA champ -- yet he wouldn't draw a second glance walking around Hazeltine if not for his golf gear.
The world's second and third-ranked golfers, Phil Mickelson and Ernie Els, are miles apart in public perception.
A poor decision on the 13th hole led to a huge number, ending Ernie Els' title chances.
Phil Mickelson has no choice but to play aggressive if he hopes to catch the pack in front of him at The Masters.
Ernie Els shot 31 on the back nine Saturday morning and is two shots back.