Hoylake, England (Sports Network) - Phil Mickelson was stunned to find that his second shot at the par-5 18th was out of bounds. He saw the ball land and thought it was in play.
A glance at the key hole Thursday at the British Open:
Par Out 444 453 443-35
Justin Rose played the first two holes at the British Open without a driver on Thursday after it was mistakenly removed from his golf bag and shipped nearly 300 kilometers south of Royal Liverpool.
Ernie Els hit a spectator in the face with his opening tee shot at the British Open on Thursday, shaking up the two-time champion for the rest of his first round at Royal Liverpool.
On a typical Thursday at 10:30 a.m., John Singleton would be making paints and varnishes in a resin factory. Maybe driving around in a forklift truck.
The last time Sergio Garcia played the British Open at Royal Liverpool in 2006, he was one stroke off the lead after three rounds and played in the final group with Tiger Woods.
The warm ovation Tiger Woods heard walking up the 18th fairway at Royal Liverpool sounded familiar, even if the circumstances were not.
With the lack of wind on Thursday morning, players have gone low at the Open Championship and Rory McIlory went lowest of them all.
Tiger Woods was playing his second shot into the par-5 18th when he made a sudden stop in the middle of his swing Thursday at the British Open.
Edoardo and Francesco Molinari are pretty much inseparable.
Major championship can turn on a single shot, good (winner) or bad (loser).
Ben Crane faced long odds of getting into the British Open, and an even longer trip to get to Royal Liverpool.
Rory McIlroy had everything go his way Thursday in the British Open.
Trailing by 4 after nine holes, Eun Jeong Seong, the No. 1 seed and medalist in the Round of 64, forces a playoff hole and wins with a birdie over Samantha Gotcher.
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