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Update: US Open Round Up

Published:Friday | June 19, 2009 | 5:47 PM

Mike Weir of Canada 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 today.

Weir recovered from a three-putt double bogey at Number 6, his 15th hole of the round, by closing with consecutive birdies for the lowest score recorded at Bethpage Black in five rounds of U.S. Open play.

Weir was two strokes ahead of Sweden\'s Peter Hanson. 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.

Defending champions and the world’s Number One Tiger Woods gave back four shots over his final four holes to finish his opening round at 4-over 74.

He was five shots out of the clubhouse lead after the morning groups finished and slid further as the day went along.