Day one of the 2011 U.S. Open is officially in the books, and now we must look forward to the action on day two. Northern Ireland's Rory McIlroy shot a dominant -6 par 65 to begin his weekend on the right foot, but the 2010 PGA Champion and 2011 Masters champion are right behind him. That's right, Y.E. Yang and Charl Schwartzel both shot -3 68's to stay in contention, not Phil, or Rickie, or Bubba, or Dustin, or just about any American's at all.
Out of the 21 players to shoot under par on day one, only seven were Americans, and only three Americans made it in the top ten, none of which I would call a household name. But that's the beauty of the majors; absolutely anything can happen. And with three more days of golf left to play, it still is almost anyone's championship for the taking.
One thing to keep an eye on for Friday will be the weather. Wunderground.com shows a 50% chance of precipitation in Bethesda, Maryland along with some thunderstorms, and more fun weather throughout the weekend. What's more exciting that a weather delay, huh?
Here is the full list of tee times for Friday which will once again be splitting tees on the 1st and 10th. From PGATour.com (all times Eastern):