After two years in the first round of the British Open, Lewis Osthozen led South Africa’s six-under 66 to clear the American pair of Jordan Spieth and Brian Herman by one goal.
The 149th Blue Sky Open Championship was underway at the Royal St. George’s in Kent on Thursday, after which the 2020 event was canceled due to the corona virus epidemic.
Despite the increase in positive cases, 32,000 fans will attend the Sandwich every day with ease in the Cowade 19 restrictions in England.
“It feels like the most common in any tournament. I think we played a lot more competition than in the same tournament in previous years,” said Spieth, who won his 2017 opener at Royal Brookdale. To imitate
The Outschwitz have been frustrated trying to add to their only major victory so far this year, a landslide victory at the 2010 Open in St. Andrews.
This year’s two major companies, the USPGA Championship and the US Open, ranked 13th in the world and are now in competition again.
After starting with seven straight pars, Osthozine accelerated around the turn with seven birdies in 10 holes.
“I could play the perfect round,” Ostozain said.
“I didn’t make a lot of mistakes. I made these inputs when I had good chances for Birdie. So just a very good solid goal.”
Spot made its late appearance at the Texas Open in April with its first victory in almost four years.
“Golf is a game played between the ears,” the three-time champion added. “When it’s not going well, you can definitely lose a little bit of confidence.
“It was the first time I really had to try and restore confidence, and it took time.”
Thanks to four consecutive birdies between the fifth and eighth holes, Spith shot the leader board and finished firmly with two more shots at 15 and 16.
Mackenzie Hughes of Canada, for the first time at the British Open, Dylan Fertile of South Africa, Stuart Sink and Webb Simpson of the United States and Benjamin Hebert of France are leading by two after a round of 66.
World number four Colin Morekawa and English trio Justin Rose, Tommy Flatwood and Danny Vallett are among the under-threes.
Dustin Johnson’s best finish at the Open was 10 years ago at Royal St George’s when he finished second behind world number one Darren Clarke and is in a good position after the opening round of 68.
Pre-tournament favorite Jun Raheem, the recently crowned US Open champion, was hit by a double bogey in the fourth quarter, but won with a birdie in an over round of 71.
Rowrie McLarey’s struggle to end the seven-year Great Drought gained momentum late when he left two of the last five holes in the 70’s.
Brooks Kopka has admitted in the pre-tournament that he is not a fan of the course, but the big championship series contender kept himself hunted with 69 rounds despite the 18th price increase.
Burson de Chimbiou admitted before the rift that its peak drives could get angry this week, with the key to staying in contention for the weekend out of the rough.
However, what De Cambio said about the “waste” positions during the mixed era of ’71 is that he constantly bids hacking himself, including four birdies and five bogeys.
“It’s great if I can hit it from under the middle of the fair, but right now with the driver, the driver sucks,” de Chambio said.
But his time was nothing compared to that of Phil McClelson, who won the American PGA and became the youngest winner at 50. Less than two months later, he made an 80 card that put him on the field. Left down
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