Adam Scott Leads After Day One at British Open
Adam Scott tied the low score for the course at Royal Lytham & St. Annes on Thursday’s opening round of the British open to take a 1 stroke lead over Paul Lawrie, Zach Johnson and Nicolas Colsaerts. All three golfers shot 65 on a day which had quite a lot of low scores. Tiger Woods got off to a good start shooting 67 which puts him 3 behind.
Scott had a chance to break the course record as he headed to the 17th tee at 7 under par. He was able to par 17 but got a bogey on 18. I’m pretty sure he was happy with the round regardless of missing the course record. His game just seemed to be clicking in all aspects. He had very accurate drives, precise iron shots and putted very well on the day.
Tiger led for a while and eventually ended 3 under. He played well but still had the potential of having a better round. There were a few putts I’m sure he wanted to take back. Let’s see what happens tomorrow. When Tiger goes into the weekend within striking distance he can get dangerous.
Phil Mickelson and Lee Westwood were two golfers who didn’t enjoy a good first round. They both finished the day at 3 over par. This is not a good tournament to come from way back even though the scores were low on the first day. I would expect conditions to get worse at some point and we will see the scores get a little higher. It will definitely be a great weekend of golf.
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