Jordan Spieth and Brooks Koepka finished strong on the Day 1 of The Open with their score
of 65 and share the lead.
Englishman, Ian Poulter had earlier set the lead at three under, which soon got him second
place on the board tied with fellow countryman Richard Bland and Justin Thomas.
There is a five-way tie for the fifth position filled with Poulter, Bland, Thomas, Austin Connelly, David Lipsky.
Charlie Hoffman had climbed to the fourth spot with a birdie on the par-3 14th and still four holes to play.
Alex Noren, who was once leading with Poulter lost a stroke on the way to finish and managed for the tied tenth position with Japanese Hideki Matsuyama, Ernie Els, Kevin Na, Paul Casey and six others.
When the game started the day only two players were under par score, with rain and the wind.
Rain and wind greeted the very early starters and it was an hour and 25 minutes before anybody could get under par, with Danny Willett making a gain on the second.
Willett would go on to fire a one over par 71 but it was Poulter who made the big early move, getting to one under with a lengthy putt on the second.
The 41-year-old then sent a firm one up the hill on the par three fourth for a second birdie of the day and held the lead on his own. He made a smart up-and-down for par from the sand on the sixth but could not repeat the trick on the next and dropped a shot.
Spieth rolled in a right-to-lefter on the second but his share of the lead did not last long with Poulter hitting a nice approach on the ninth and rolling his putt down the hill to get back to two under.
Spieth played a glorious round, a bogey-less with 5 birdies on 2nd, 8th, 9th 14th and the 17th.
Where Koepka had a round consisting four birdies a bogey and a stunning eagle on the par-5 17th.
Koepka is a current Major champion for a reason, however, and he holed out from the same
bunker as Manley for an eagle and a share of the lead once more.
Julian Suri, who had lost his set on the way to The Open and was assisted by Taylormade with his custom made set, playing his first major finished his round with four over par, his round consisted a double bogey on the par-4 6th, four bogeys and two birdies on the par-3 12th and par-5 17th.
Indians Shiv Kapur and Anirban Lahiri at The Open had their share of trouble today both finishing with three over for the T-96th position on the board. Shiv had a triple bogey on par-3, 7th, three bogeys and equal numbers of birdies.
Lahiri, on the other hand, had 7 bogeys im the round four of which coming from hole number 10th to 13th. He had two birdies and a significant eagle on par-5, 17th in an attempt to finish for level par.
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