Weir shoots 64 at U.S. Open

FARMINGDALE, N.Y. (AP) — Mike Weir of Canada has shot a 6-under 64 at Bethpage Black to take a two-shot
lead after the first round of the rain-delayed U.S. Open.
Weir recovered from a three-putt double bogey at No. 6, his 15th hole of the round, by closing with
consecutive birdies Friday for the lowest score recorded at Bethpage Black in five rounds of U.S. Open
play. The best anyone shot in 2002 was a 66 by Nick Faldo.
Peter Hanson of Sweden had a 66. Two slumping British Open champions, David Duval and Todd Hamilton, were
at 67.
Phil Mickelson, playing before the loudest gallery of the day, challenged for the lead until he started
missing short putts on his back nine and settled for a 69.
FARMINGDALE, N.Y. (AP) — Mike Weir of Canada has shot a 6-under 64 at Bethpage Black to take a two-shot
lead after the first round of the rain-delayed U.S. Open.
Weir recovered from a three-putt double bogey at No. 6, his 15th hole of the round, by closing with
consecutive birdies Friday for the lowest score recorded at Bethpage Black in five rounds of U.S. Open
play. The best anyone shot in 2002 was a 66 by Nick Faldo.
Peter Hanson of Sweden had a 66. Two slumping British Open champions, David Duval and Todd Hamilton, were
at 67.
Phil Mickelson, playing before the loudest gallery of the day, challenged for the lead until he started
missing short putts on his back nine and settled for a 69.