he 150th Open Championship got underway on Thursday and many players made the made of firm conditions to shoot low opening rounds at St Andrews.
American Cameron Young, on his Open debut, leads the way after 18 roles after he shot a first-round 64, leaving him two shots clear of Rory McIlroy who sits in second on six-under. Cameron Smith, Viktor Hovland and Scottie Scheffler are among those just behind in the top ten.
There’s work to do for the likes of Jon Rahm, one-over, and Justin Thomas, level par, while Tiger Woods will probably need something like a second round 66 if he is to extend his tournament into the weekend. Woods has won the Open twice at St Andrews but shot a disappointing 78 to leave himself 14 shots off the lead.