Thomas Bjorn has come in from the golfing wilderness to lead the British Open as time expires on the opening day of the third major of the year. Bjorn doesn’t have fond memories of this very course at Royal St Georges after he took three shots to get out of a sand trap now known as Bjorn Bunker. Today saw him hack his way to a five-under-par round of 65 – the first time he’s broken 70 in 16 rounds at the tournament.
With Tiger Woods taking some more time off, centre stage is currently occupied by the hottest commodity in the sport right now – Mr Holywood, Rory McIlroy. His advisors don’t seem to want him compared as Tiger Mark 2 – what’s so bad about that though? The man has accrued a shit load of major titles and still managed to sleep with his fair share of “babes” along the way. The Northern Irishman finished the day one-over-par.
There’s also one of those things that you don’t see too often on a golf course – we’re not talking about a punch up either. Dustin Johnson strolled onto the 16th tee with half the crowd thinking he was Zach. Once the ball had travelled from his club into the hole courtesy of one swing Dustin had hit the big time baby. Woo! Sometimes I wonder why more golfers don’t just act like Happy Gilmour around the course.
The last word is left for the group that managed to achieve quite a feat on first day. Winner here last time, Ben Curtis, Paul Casey and Aaron Baddeley have the dubious honor of posting the worst combined score for a group playing together. That’s just the 18-over-par. Yes that’s EIGHTEEN.