15 Jun '12, 4am

Michael Thompson may lead, but Olympic Club was real winner on Day 1:

Michael Thompson may lead, but Olympic Club was real winner on Day 1:

SAN FRANCISCO -- The scoreboard says Michael Thompson is winning the United States Open, but don’t believe it. The fierce Lake Course at Olympic Club already looks like the real winner here. Move over, Oakmont. If this keeps up, you may soon have company at the top of the U.S. Open’s Fear and Loathing list. Red numbers are on the endangered species list this week. Only six players broke par Thursday, and only Michael Thompson was better than one under. His four-under 66 made him the traditional little-known, surprise first-round Open leader. Let’s hope last year’s competitors enjoyed what passed for a birdie-fest by USGA standards at Congressional because they’re about to experience the exact opposite. It’s called a real U.S. Open, where the rough reminds you of the old Jethro Tull song, "Thick as a Brick ," four straight pars count as a charge, and the only place to “go f...

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