2011 US Open Golf First Round: 5 Contenders and 5 Pretenders

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2011 US Open Golf First Round: 5 Contenders and 5 Pretenders
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The first round of the 2011 US Open is in the books. Some players put themselves in prime contention for the final three rounds, while others left themselves with a lot of work left to do, just to get back into the tournament.

While some of the names at the top of the leaderboard are sure to stay there for the next three days, others will most likely fall back in the pack.

I am going to take a look at five players who are near the top of the leaderboard who are sure to stay there, and five others who have already played their best golf of the week, and are sure to drop to the wrong side of the leaderboard.

I will alternate with one contender, followed by one pretender.

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