With temperatures in the 40s Thursday morning at Carnoustie, everyone was feeling the chill.
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Michael Campbell, who edged Tiger Woods to win the 2005 U.S. Open, fired a three-under 68.
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Padraig Harrington was many people's darkhorse pick coming into the 136th Open Championship. The Irishman is tied for eighth after a two-under 69.
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Scott Verplank, winner of the 2007 EDS Byron Nelson Championship, is known as one of the steadiest hitters on the PGA Tour. He shot a one-over-par 72 Thursday.
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Mike Weir, winner of the 2003 Masters, was able to muscle this shot out of the high rough en route to his even-par 71 Thursday.
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Lee Westwood shot an even-par 71 Thursday after making three bogeys, one birdie and an eagle.
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Rich Beem, winner of the 2002 PGA Championship, gave his second shot on No. 2 a mighty swing, but he still made bogey. He shot a one-under 70.
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The pot bunkers in the fairways at Carnoustie make reaching the greens very difficult. Adam Scott learned that lesson the hard way. The world's No. 5 player shot a two-over 73 on Thursday.
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Nick Faldo, who won the Open in 1987, 1990 and 1992, had a rough day, shooting a seven-over 78.
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J.J. Henry took out a serious piece of Scottish sod as he made his second shot on No. 2 Thursday. The native of Fairfield, Conn., made par on the hole.
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England's Ian Poulter stylishly swung his way to three birdies and five bogeys to finish with a two-over-par 73 Thursday.
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Scotsman Paul Lawrie found the water and made double bogey on No. 3. He birdied the 18th to shoot 73.
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Paul McGinley was on cruise control Thursday until he made back-to-back bogeys on holes 15 and 16. The Irishman still finished with an impressive 67 and is two only shots off the lead.
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Englishman Paul Casey finished at one-over 72.
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Thanks to his new belly putter and his great ball striking, Sergio Garcia played one of his best rounds ever and shot a sizzling 65 on a chilly day at Carnoustie. El Nino hit 13 of 15 fairways, 13 of 18 greens in regulation and needed just 27 putts on Thursday. He ended the day with a two-shot lead.
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Tiger Woods hit 13 of 15 fairways Thursday but needed 30 putts to complete his opening round. The two-time defending champion finished the day two under par and in a tie for eighth place.
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Fans of Sergio Garcia were treated to one of the young Spaniard's finest rounds in a major championship.
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Colin Montgomerie fans at Carnoustie proudly supported their man.
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Every year Colin Montgomerie enters the British Open as a sentimental favorite. In the opening round, the Scot shot a two-over-par 73.
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K.J. Choi had five birdies and three bogeys in his round of two-under 69.
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Rory McIlroy, an amateur from Northern Ireland, shot an impressive three-under 68. He appeared so composed that few people would believe that he turned 18 in April.
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Retief Goosen double bogeyed the 15th hole but still managed to shoot a one-under 70.
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Angel Cabrera, winner of the U.S. Open in June, took dead aim at Carnoustie Thursday. The Argentine had a solid round of 68 and finished the day tied for third place.
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Phil Mickelson's ball striking was solid Thursday. He hit 10 of 15 fairways and 14 of 18 greens in regulation, but needed 33 putts to complete his even-par round of 71.
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Butch Harmon and Amy Mickelson followed Phil as he made his way around Carnoustie Golf Links.
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Rory Sabbatini's caddie positioned himself to catch the ball after Sabbatini hit his drive into Jockie's Burn, and was forced to take a drop. He went on to bogey the hole and shot 76.
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