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Jordan Spieth and two other top Americans lead British Open

Jordan Spieth and two other top Americans lead British Open

Thongchai Jaidee was five shots off the pace, still with a good chance of high placement after the first round, shooting even-par 70 with a typical round for The Open - four birdies, two bogies and a double bogey.

He finished with three straight pars to move to 3 under for the tournament.

First it was Jordan Spieth making a statement, carding a 5-under-par 65 and doing it with a determined look on his face that screamed, "I mean business". "For me to start my British Open with a 29 on the front nine is great and I was real happy with my performance at the Scottish Open", said the man whose best effort in 12 previous Open appearances was a tie for ninth in 2012.

Spieth, world number three and twice major champion, putted smoothly to pick up five birdies and did not drop a shot as fierce crosswinds buffeted the early starters at Royal Birkdale. And this wind, it felt like every hole was a crosswind hole and you had to play for so much curve on the ball. The shot would have been hard enough in flawless conditions.

"And it's nearly impossible to win in that circumstance". And that was only going to make it play harder than it was playing this morning. "I promise you", Grace told reporters.

His caddie, mistaking Kim's ball for David Duval's provisional shot off the tee, picked up his player's ball and accidentally incurred Kim a one-shot penalty that ended up in a triple bogey seven.

On the other hand, Rickie Fowler said: "It was fun". When play restarted 25 minutes later, Spieth quickly added two birdies to get back to six under.

The forecast for Thursday is mostly fine with winds gusting to 20-25 miles per hour in the afternoon, while Friday will be breezy in the morning with outbreaks of rain in the afternoon.

"It happened so quick", Manley said, seemingly still in a daze.

"I wanted to compete with the best in the world in a major". Mentally how he doesn't give much away I think is a style that's well suited to golf, too.

SOUTHPORT, ENGLAND-Stuart Manley was up part of the night tending to his 6-month-old son, and so nervous when he stood on the first tee that he thought he wouldn't be able to hit the ball. There are a few tricks here and there that you can apply to golf. The next couple of days, who knows what we are going to get - we got a little bit of everything today.

McIlroy was on the good side at Hoylake three years ago and won the claret jug. An errant drive cost him a bogey at the 15th, but he got back on track with a birdie on 17, before safely two-putting from long range on the final hole.

Hendry finished the second round tied for 124th after carding 77 to sit 10 over par.

He laughed at the memory at Royal Birkdale Wednesday, another who has realized the danger of bemoaning your lot and talking your way out of it.

Alfie Plant was the only amateur to make the cut, guaranteeing him the silver medal, but Padraig Harrington - who triumphed when the tournament was last at Birkdale in 2008 - missed out by one shot.

Spieth said: "Matt keeps things light". I was so in the zone, was trying to finish the round without a bogey.

Playing with Australian Jason Day, American Zach Johnson returned a brilliant 66 to soar to one over in his quest for a third major title after winning the 2015 Open at St Andrews and the 2007 Masters.

"I felt like I played pretty well", said the US Open champion.

"I love links golf".

"I think I'm in a position where it can be very advantageous, just everything I've gone through - the good, the bad and everything in the middle", he said. "They're both huge rounds for very different reasons, but this was definitely the round that got me back into the championship".


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