The British Open is in the midst of the opening round, with several of the world’s top pros vying for the top spot moving toward the weekend.
How was that for a canned statement?
The Open Championship, most often referred to as The British Open, offers golfers an annual, ominous challenge, often combining intimidating and unpredictable weather conditions that rarely lend themselves to the statement: It’s such a beautiful day for golf. However, The Open Championship is played upon the hallowed grounds of golf’s beginnings, which makes it a truly special event, regardless of the participants and galleries needing to wear jackets and sweaters in mid-late July.
As I write, Australian, Adam Scott, holds the lead at -6, with several in the pack behind him, trailing between 1 and 3 strokes. That one guy that everyone is always asking about–Tiger Woods–sits in a tie for third after tossing in a first round 67 to finish 3 strokes under par.
ESPN is carrying the coverage of the event, but if you’re stuck in the office or a classroom, you can hop over to watchespn.com and enjoy the remaining play of the opening round. Rory McIroy is still pushing to finish out the day, presently at -3. Nicolas Colsaerts is also putting together a wonderful round, and could challenge for the top spot by end of day, sitting a stroke behind Scott with 3 holes left to play in his opening round.