birdied the 18th hole to shoot nine-under 63, which tied the record for lowest round in a major championship.
2 of 19Angus Murray
bogeyed 18 for a one-under 71.
3 of 19Angus Murray
won't be contending for a second claret jug. He opened with a five-over 77.
4 of 19Angus Murray
shot a bogey-free 68.
5 of 19Angus Murray
has never missed a cut at the Open, and he'll likely be in contention this weekend after a five-under 67 on Thursday.
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opened with a four-under 68.
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has so far been unable to recapture last year's magic. He shot a one-over 73.
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has struggled with his game recently, but he had no trouble on Thursday. Coltart made seven birdies and a bogey for a 66.
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made four birdies and two bogeys for a 70.
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was one of the few players to go low in the afternoon. He made five-straight birdies on the front nine to finish with a 67.
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struggled in the bad weather, making a double bogey and a birdie for a 73.
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The morning groups were treated to calm conditions, but the afternoon groups were not as lucky.
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Woods's round could've been even lower. He missed a short putt for par on 17, and then he missed a short putt for birdie on 18.
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Woods was paired with the similarly clad Camilo Villegas, left, and Justin Rose.
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is near the top of the leaderboard after a five-under 67. He won the British Open at St. Andrews in 2000 and 2005.
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"The way I hit my driver today, I had so many opportunities," Daly said. "I could fly a lot of those bunkers and had a lot of wedges in there."
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was a surprising presence near the top of the leaderboard on Thursday. His six-under 66 could have been better; he bogeyed No. 17 and missed a good chance at birdie on No. 18.
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"I love St. Andrews in general," McIlroy said. "I'm coming in here with a lot of great memories. I've played well [around] here before. It just fits my eye really well. The second shots seem to set up well for me."
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made five birdies and no bogeys for a 67.
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