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19 Highlights From Round One of The Open Championship

Hometown favorite Sandy Lyle – the 1985 Champion Golfer of the year – opened the 147th Open Championship with a tee shot at 6:35 am, and the day ended with the final group of Matt Jones, Thomas Curtis, and Bronson Burgoon walking off the 18th green about 10 hours later. In between, Kevin Kisner rode a hot putter to a low-round 66 to secure the pole position after 18 holes.

Tiger Woods 2018 Open Championship
Tiger Woods walks off the 5th tee at Carnoustie Golf Club during day one of the 2018 Open Championship in Carnoustie, Scotland. Credit: Warren Little/R&A via Getty Images

In this video reel from The Open, the following round-one highlights are included:

1. Matthew Southgate’s long-bomb eagle on the 6th hole. (:25)
2. Rickie Fowler’s birdie on No. 3. (:39)
3. Erik Van Rooyen’s lengthy birdie on 15th hole. (:57)
4. Jon Ram drives the green on the par-4 3rd hole. (1:10)
5. Jordan Spieth’s lag putt around a bunker on the par-3 8th hole. (1:26)
6. Kevin Kisner’s par-save putt on the 18th. (1:41)
7. Brooks Koepka’s bunker troubles on the 8th hole. (2:02)
8. Rory McIlroy’s birdie on the 3rd. (2:11)
9. Kiradech Aphibarnrat’s hole-out birdie on 17 (2:24)
10. Zander Lombard taps in for a 4-under T2 finish (2:43)



11. Tiger Woods makes birdie on the 1st hole. (2:57)
12. Tiger Woods’ just-miss birdie attempt on the 5th. (3:12)
13. Sergio Garcia shoots from the burn on No. 18. (3:27)
14. Henrik Stenson birdies the 15th hole. (3:39)
15. Tom Lehman chips on for birdie on No. 17. (3:49)
16. Rory McIlroy finishes up for a 69. (4:01)
17. Zach Johnson’s long-bomb birdie on 18. (4:17)
18. Tiger Woods birdies the 11th hole. (4:27)
19. Tiger Woods wraps up even-par round. (4:43)


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