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Oosthuizen, Edfors Takes Early Lead at US Open
BETHESDA, Md. (AP) -- British Open champion Louis Oosthuizen was tied for the lead at the U.S. Open after making four birdies over his first 11 holes.

Oosthuizen is at 2-under par, tied with Sweden's Johan Edfors and Americans Jeff Overton and Ryan Palmer, who are playing in the same threesome Thursday at Congressional Country Club.

Defending champion Graeme McDowell and Ernie Els were part of a seven-way tie at 1 under. Els won the U.S. Open in 1997, the last time it was played at Congressional.

The USGA put the world's top three players, Luke Donald, Lee Westwood and Martin Kaymer, in the same group. Donald briefly shared the lead at 2 under but made five bogeys to fall to 3 over after his first nine holes.

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