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Big in the news this week is The British Open.
From the Washington Post by Bob Bensch,
July 19 (Bloomberg) — British Open golfers will need to be on the mark with their very first swing at the sport’s oldest major championship, which began today.
The Royal Lytham and St. Annes course in northern England opens with a 205-yard, par-3 hole that forces players to make an immediate pinpoint shot or face dropping an early stroke. Six bunkers front the green, with a seventh on the back left side.
“It is different, there’s no doubt, because we have to be precise out of the gate,” 14-time major winner Tiger Woods said at a news conference two days ago. “Normally it’s an iron, hybrid, whatever, off the first tee. You can get it any distance you want and you’re setting yourself up for the second shot.”
Woods made a birdie putt from about 12 feet to open his round. Scotland’s Paul Lawrie, the 1999 champion, is 3 under par after birdies at the third through fifth holes to lead England’s Lee Westwood and India’s Jeev Milkhs Singh by one shot.
The first hole isn’t the only challenge facing the 156- player field. The 7,086-yard, par-70 course near the seaside resort town of Blackpool is also dotted with more than 200 bunkers and lined by a heavy, thick rough caused by the U.K.’s wettest summer on record.
Play began at the year’s third major began at 6:30 a.m. under a light drizzle, which has stopped. A clear sky is forecast for the remainder of the day, according to the U.K.’s Met Office.
The thick rough and soft fairways caused by the weather, and the changing winds of a links golf course, may also make it a tournament for shot-makers rather than long-hitters.
“You’re just going to have to really do a good job of trying to keep it out of the fairway bunkers and keeping it out of the rough,” McIlroy said. “That’s going to be the main thing this week.”
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