The Open_ Rory McIlroy 5 pictures again as Tommy Fleetwood shares early lead at Royal Liverpool
Tommy Fleetwood shares the early lead at The 151st Open
Tommy Fleetwood is a part of a three-way tie for the lead after the opening spherical of The 151st Open, as Rory McIlroy battled again after a irritating begin to his newest bid for an elusive fifth main victory.
Fleetwood made three consecutive birdies on his approach to an opening-round 66 at Royal Liverpool, seeing him transfer alongside South African novice Christo Lamprecht, earlier than Emiliano Grillo joined the pair on 5 below when he signed off his spherical with a 50-foot birdie on the final.
Brian Harman is inside one of many lead and US Open champion Wyndham Clark is 2 off the tempo, with 2017 winner Jordan Spieth within the group three behind and world No 1 Scottie Scheffler beginning his week with a one-under 70.
Please use Chrome browser for a extra accessible video participant Jordan Spieth displays on his opening spherical at The Open after he completed on two below and says he is feeling assured Jordan Spieth displays on his opening spherical at The Open after he completed on two below and says he is feeling assured
McIlroy – who gained The Open the final time it was held in Hoylake in 2014 and aiming to finish his nine-year main drought – was seven behind with 5 holes of his opening spherical remaining, solely to battle again over his closing holes to salvage a level-par 71 and keep inside 5 of the lead.
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Historic Thursday at Hoylake
Novice Championship winner Lamprecht made his early transfer with three birdies in a four-hole stretch from the third and one other on the tenth, then cancelled out a bogey on the subsequent with back-to-back positive factors from the 14th to briefly go three clear.
Please use Chrome browser for a extra accessible video participant South African novice Christo Lamprecht chipped in on the 14th gap for a formidable birdie throughout his opening spherical at The Open South African novice Christo Lamprecht chipped in on the 14th gap for a formidable birdie throughout his opening spherical at The Open
Lamprecht bounced again from a bogey on the sixteenth to reap the benefits of the par-five final and publish the second-lowest opening spherical by an novice in Open historical past, whereas Fleetwood was just one below for his spherical till a 25-foot birdie on the eleventh sparked a formidable end.
The Englishman birdied the 14th, took benefit of the par-five subsequent and holed one other long-range effort on the sixteenth to maneuver to 5 below, with Grillo battling again from bogeying two of his first three holes to register seven birdies and full the trio on 5 below.
Please use Chrome browser for a extra accessible video participant A house crowd at Hoylake impressed Tommy Fleetwood to a five-under par 66 at Royal Liverpool as he carded his lowest opening spherical at a significant event A house crowd at Hoylake impressed Tommy Fleetwood to a five-under par 66 at Royal Liverpool as he carded his lowest opening spherical at a significant event
Harman holed a long-range birdie on his closing gap to hitch Antoine Rozner and Adrian Otaegui on 4 below, with Clark, 2009 champion Stewart Cink, Alex Noren and Max Homa all inside two of the lead, whereas residence favorite Matthew Jordan began with a two-under 69 after hitting the opening tee shot of the event.
Jordan Spieth, the 2017 champion, can be three again and world No 1 Scheffler birdied two of his final 4 holes to hitch reigning PGA champion Brooks Koepka 4 behind, as McIlroy adopted his dramatic Genesis Scottish Open success on Sunday by mixing three birdies with as many bogeys in a level-par 71.
Please use Chrome browser for a extra accessible video participant Rory McIlroy produced a unbelievable putt from 41 toes on the 14th gap to get his second birdie in in the course of the first spherical of The Open Rory McIlroy produced a unbelievable putt from 41 toes on the 14th gap to get his second birdie in in the course of the first spherical of The Open
McIlroy was two over for his spherical till he adopted a 40-foot birdie on the 14th by making the most of the par-five subsequent, with the world No 2 then recovering from taking two makes an attempt out of a greenside bunker to salvage an unlikely par on the final.
Defending champion Cameron Smith opened with a one-over 72 and world No 3 Jon Rahm struggled to a three-over 74, whereas two-time main champion Justin Thomas sits tied-154th within the 156-player discipline after signing off a 11-over 82 with a quadruple-bogey 9 on the ultimate gap.
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