Australia’s Adam Scott shot a -6 under perfect conditions after round one of the British Open in Lytham St. Annes, England on Thursday.
According to ESPN, organizers were expecting significantly more windier conditions than what transpired for the morning segment.
Pre-tournament favourite Tiger Woods called the conditions benign after he shot a three-under 67 and sits in a tie for sixth.
Scott, meanwhile leads Paul Lawrie of Scotland (1999 British Open champion), Zach Johnson of the United States (2007 Masters Champion) and Nicolas Colsaerts of Belgium by a stroke.
I was surprised at how calm Scott was throughout his round. He even took the time to use the portaloo late in his round.
Another interesting story was that the British Open does not have U.S. Open Webb Simpson in the field because his wife is about to give birth. Simpson has confirmed his presence however at next week’s Canadian Open in beautiful Hamilton! I wonder if Simpson has ever been to Hamilton?