Tiger Woods' manhandling of Cog Hill this week disproved three theories that have been floated recently about the world's No. 1 player. Plus, we explain why 2009 is an average season for Tiger in Jason Sobel's Weekly 18.
Nick Dougherty, a one-time protege of Nick Faldo, shot a 2-under 68 for the early first-round lead Thursday, but the real story was how Oakmont was living up to its reputation of one of America's toughest courses.
David Duval hasn't played the PGA Tour in two months and could play only sparingly through the summer because his wife is having a difficult pregnancy with their second child and will be on bed rest until the baby is due in August.