British Open Update: K.J. Choi, Tiger Woods battling early
It’s early during Round 1 at the British Open at Carnoustie, but already golfers are scoring.
Choi, who won the inaugural AT&T National a few weeks ago, got off to a hot start with birdies on four of his first six holes before dropping a stroke with a bogey at the par-4 seventh.
Woods has shot up the leaderboard and is at 3-under par, along with Irishman Paul McGinley.
Woods is through six holes so far. He started his round par-par before a birdie on the par-4 third and an eagle on the par-5 sixth.
McGinley, a European PGA Tour vet and former Ryder Cup hero, has birdied three of his first four holes
Former U.S. Open Champion Michael Campbell is in a three-way tie for third place at 2-under with former U.S. Open Champion Retief Goosen and Rod Pampling.
American Chris DiMarco is also in the hunt at 1-under, as is Frenchman Raphael Jacquelin, who’s having quite a season on the European Tour this year.
Colin Montgomerie is at 1-over through five holes.
Adam Scott, Chris Baldwin’s horse in this year’s competition, is off to a slow start at 2-over-par through seven, after bogeys at Nos. 2 and 5.
Sentimental favorite Nick Faldo is also at 2-over, though eight.
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