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US Open 2008 day one photos

Tiger Woods gets his US Open campaign under way early on at Torrey Pines, in California

After two months out with a knee injury, Tiger Woods gets his US Open campaign under way early on at Torrey Pines, in California

Woods struggles early on

But the world number one makes a shaky start as he chases a 14th major title, opening up with a double bogey on the par-four first hole

Adam Scott (left), Tiger Woods (centre), Phil Mickelson

Woods is grouped with world number two Phil Mickelson (right) and third-ranked Adam Scott - a high profile trio if ever there was one

Phil Mickelson (left) and Tiger Woods shake hands after the opening day at Torrey Pines

Mickelson ends up carding a level-par 71 while Woods is one-shot worse off and at times seems bothered by his knee

Steve Stricker makes an impressive start

American Steve Stricker sets the early pace, enjoying four birdies in his first eight holes to take the outright lead

Justin Hicks

But as the world number eight drops back, American Justin Hicks takes the clubhouse lead with a three-under 68

Sweden's Robert Karlsson

In-form Swede Robert Karlsson cards a one-under 70, as does Lee Westwood and US amateur Rickie Fowler

Luke Donald (left), Ian Poulter (centre) and Paul Casey (right)

English trio Luke Donald (left), Ian Poulter (centre) and Paul Casey (right) are drawn together - but only Donald is on form

Paul Casey had a difficult day

Casey struggles all day, finishing with an eight-over 79, one more than Poulter, while Donald ends up on level par

Sergio Garcia

Another off-colour European is Sergio Garcia, widely tipped as a contender this week, who cards a five-over 76

Kevin Streelman

But going in the right direction is American Kevin Streelman, who climbs into the lead at four under before ending tied with Hicks

Geoff Ogilvy

Ogilvy puts himself in the hunt with a two-under 69 in a round containing five birdies and three bogeys

Ernie Els

Two-time champion Ernie Els shows a glimpse of the old style as he climbs to three under before carding a one-under 70

Amateur Gary Wolstenholme (right) and Andrew Cotter

English amateur Gary Wolstenholme was a late entry and with BBC Radio 5 Live's Andrew Cotter as his caddie, he cards an 83




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