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The Open 2017: first round – live!

O’Meara, sadly, dropped another stroke at 2 while Moore was making his birdie. He’s already +5, a nightmare start. A sound opening to Wood’s round, though: once again he bumps a chip to a couple of feet and tidies up for par. Back on the opening hole, Wang is very close to draining a 25-footer for bogey, but it stops short and he’s carding a double. Lyle ends up with a bogey, but Cink sinks a 15-footer to escape with par. Incidentally, in the group ahead, the first amateur out, Maverick McNealy, ran up a seven on this opening hole. It’s tough out there, with the wind whipping in from the sea, forcing tee shot after tee shot towards danger on the right.

Amid the early carnage, the first birdie of the 146th Open! Ryan Moore caresses his approach at 2 to eight feet. His putt threatens to stay up, but the cup wins the struggle and snaffles the ball from the left lip. In it drops, and he’s back to +1, looking much happier already after an eventful start.

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