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ARDMORE, Pa. (AP) — Whatever was bothering Tiger Woods' wrist seemed to disappear overnight, and Phil Mickelson's round of 67 was holding up as first-round play resumed Friday morning at the U.S. Open.
Mickelson remained the clubhouse leader at 3 under on another rainy day at Merion, although the cool morning drizzle was far gentler than the storms that interrupted play twice on Thursday.
Luke Donald had a chance to match Mickelson's score, but the former world No. 1 missed a 4-foot par putt at No. 18 to finish off a 68.
Woods completed a round of 73, but not before pulling out his driver and putting his first tee shot of the day well right of the fairway into the high grass. On Thursday, he would wince and shake his left arm, particularly his wrist, when playing out of the rough, but there was no obvious sign of discomfort Friday when he played his second shot at the long par-4 No. 12.
There wasn't much else good about the shot, which landed in lesser rough about 100 yards from the hole. Woods then got the ball on the green, but he missed a downhill 5-foot putt and bogeyed the hole to go to 3 over.
Woods birdied the short par-3 13th, but he put his tee shot near the edge of a steep bunker at the par-3 17th and dropped another shot.
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