Bubba Watson made a couple of double bogeys to negate his five birdies. Rory McIlroy couldn't believe it when one approach shot came up a couple yards short, funneled down a slope as if finding a vortex and trickled into a deep bunker.
And then there was Tiger Woods, suffering through yet another historically terrible round, scoring 80 for his worst score in the U.S. Open and second-highest for any major.
The great mystery that is Chambers Bay revealed itself in the first round of the 115th U.S. Open, and it got ugly at times, with the predictable gripes and puzzled looks. But there were some who put together the pieces just fine. In fact, spectacularly so.