It was a dream grouping.

Tiger Woods, Phil Mickelson and Masters champion Bubba Watson were all grouped together at the first round of the U. S. Open at The Olympic Club in San Francisco.

But the dream was a nightmare for Mickelson and Watson, who combined to shoot 14-over par. Woods, meanwhile, shot a one under par and stands three shots back after the first round.

Mickelson hit his first shot of the day into the trees and never recovered.  He bogeyed the first three holes en route to a 76.  Watson, meanwhile, had only one birdie and hit just 5-14 fairways in his opening round.  He shot 78.

Tiger, meanwhile, shot under par in the first round of a U. S. Open in ten years.  The last time was at Bethpage in 2002.