Some questioned Phil Mickelson's sanity when he made a whirlwind trip to California for his daughter's eighth-grade graduation on the eve of the U.S. Open. One 67 later, it looks like father knew best.
Tiger Woods left Olympic Club all smiles Thursday after an opening-round 69. As for playing partners Phil Mickelson and Bubba Watson? They've got work to do if they want to play this weekend, writes ESPN.com's Gene Wojciechowski.