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Luke Donald tees off on the seventh hole during the championship round of the 2011 U.S. Open Congressional, in Bethesda, Md., Sunday, June 19, 2011. (Rod Lamkey Jr./The Washington Times)

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Luke Donald (left) prepares for his shot while Bubba Watson (right)acknowledges the crowd on the sixth green during the championship round of the 2011 U.S. Open Congressional, in Bethesda, Md., Sunday, June 19, 2011. (Rod Lamkey Jr./The Washington Times)

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Fans look to see where Luke Donald's fairway shot on the 13th hole lands during the first round of the U.S. Open at Congressional Country Club in Bethesda, Md., Thursday, June 16, 2011. (Drew Angerer/The Washington Times)

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Luke Donald, of England, hits a fairway shot on the 13th hole during the first round of the U.S. Open at Congressional Country Club in Bethesda, Md., Thursday, June 16, 2011. (Drew Angerer/The Washington Times)

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Spectators watch Luke Donald tee off on the 13th hole during the first round of the U.S. Open at Congressional Country Club in Bethesda, Md., Thursday, June 16, 2011. (Drew Angerer/The Washington Times)

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Luke Donald, of England, tees up a ball during the first round of the U.S. Open at Congressional Country Club in Bethesda, Md., Thursday, June 16, 2011. (Drew Angerer/The Washington Times)

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Luke Donald, of England, waits to putt on the 12th hole during the first round of the U.S. Open at Congressional Country Club in Bethesda, Md., Thursday, June 16, 2011. (Drew Angerer/The Washington Times)

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Luke Donald, of England, sinks a birdie putt on the 11th hole during the first round of the U.S. Open at Congressional Country Club in Bethesda, Md., Thursday, June 16, 2011. (Drew Angerer/The Washington Times)

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Luke Donald, of England, eyes a putt on the 11th hole during the first round of the U.S. Open at Congressional Country Club in Bethesda, Md., Thursday, June 16, 2011. (Drew Angerer/The Washington Times)

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Luke Donald, of England, walks up the 11th fairway during the first round of the U.S. Open at Congressional Country Club in Bethesda, Md., Thursday, June 16, 2011. (Drew Angerer/The Washington Times)

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Luke Donald, of England, looks at the clouds overhead before he tees on the 10th hole during the first round of the U.S. Open at Congressional Country Club in Bethesda, Md., Thursday, June 16, 2011. (Drew Angerer/The Washington Times)

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DREW ANGERER/THE WASHINGTON TIMES Luke Donald, the world's top-ranked golfer, endured a stretch of five bogeys in six holes on the front nine. He finished the first round of the U.S. Open at 3-over 74.

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Fans look to see where Luke Donald's fairway shot on the 13th hole lands during the first round of the U.S. Open at Congressional Country Club in Bethesda, Md., Thursday, June 16, 2011. (Drew Angerer/The Washington Times)

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Luke Donald, of England, hits a fairway shot on the 13th hole during the first round of the U.S. Open at Congressional Country Club in Bethesda, Md., Thursday, June 16, 2011. (Drew Angerer/The Washington Times)

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Spectators watch Luke Donald tee off on the 13th hole during the first round of the U.S. Open at Congressional Country Club in Bethesda, Md., Thursday, June 16, 2011. (Drew Angerer/The Washington Times)

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Luke Donald, of England, waits to putt on the 12th hole during the first round of the U.S. Open at Congressional Country Club in Bethesda, Md., Thursday, June 16, 2011. (Drew Angerer/The Washington Times)

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Luke Donald, of England, sinks a birdie putt on the 11th hole during the first round of the U.S. Open at Congressional Country Club in Bethesda, Md., Thursday, June 16, 2011. (Drew Angerer/The Washington Times)

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Luke Donald, of England, eyes a putt on the 11th hole during the first round of the U.S. Open at Congressional Country Club in Bethesda, Md., Thursday, June 16, 2011. (Drew Angerer/The Washington Times)

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Luke Donald, of England, walks up the 11th fairway during the first round of the U.S. Open at Congressional Country Club in Bethesda, Md., Thursday, June 16, 2011. (Drew Angerer/The Washington Times)

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Luke Donald, of England, looks at the clouds overhead before he tees on the 10th hole during the first round of the U.S. Open at Congressional Country Club in Bethesda, Md., Thursday, June 16, 2011. (Drew Angerer/The Washington Times)