A quick look at the rain-interrupted first round of the U.S. Open at the 6,996-yard, par-70 Merion Golf Club (all times EDT):
Clubhouse leader: Phil Mickelson, who shot 67 — after attending his daughter’s eighth-grade graduation Wednesday in suburban San Diego and then flying cross-country overnight in his private jet to tee off at 7:11 a.m.
Still to be determined: Luke Donald was at 4 under and playing No. 14 when play was suspended because of darkness. Also on the course at the time was Masters champion Adam Scott at 3 under. Play resumes Friday at 7:15 a.m.
Where’s Tiger?: Woods was at 2 over on No. 11 when play was called.
Tough Merion: Nicolas Colsaerts at 69 was the only other player from the morning’s groups to break par.
Let it rain: A heavy downpour forced suspension of play twice, the first for 3 1/2 hours, beginning at 8:36 a.m. Mickelson used the delay to catch up on sleep, veteran Jerry Kelly caught up on his movie-watching, giving two thumbs-up to the “The Master,” starring actor Philip Seymour Hoffman.
Notable: Neither of the two par 5s at Merion had an average score below par.
Quoteable: “That was you guys. That wasn’t us.” — Kelly to reporters on predictions the winning score this week would be at least 10 under.
Television: Today, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., ESPN; 3 p.m. to 5 p.m., NBC; 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., ESPN.