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The American Cameron Young broke it on the first day of the 150th edition of the British Open with a card of 64 strokes at the Old Course


The American broke it on the first day of the 150th edition of the with a card of 64 strokes at the Old Course of Saint Andrews, in Scotland, a very tough course in which the Northern Irishman Rory McIlroy (66) stood out and in which the North American Tiger Woods, encouraged by the fans, but with +6 on the card, alternated serious rictus with some happy one.

The cut for the best 70 (and tied) is in the par of the field and outside those positions is one of the applicants, the Spanish Jon Rahm, who finished one over par and nine behind the leader after he twisted the day at the eighth hole.

Young, 25 years old and winless on the Tour, warned of his great day with five birdies in the first nine holes, then forgave his eighth birdie in the fourteenth, but not in the eighteenth to finish with a formidable -8.

STAR MATCH

One of the star matches of the day was the one between the defending champion, the American Collin Morikawa, the Northern Irishman Rory McIlroy, winner of the 2014 Open, and the American Xander Schauffele, brand new winner of the Scottish Open.

Morikawa, who has dropped from fourth to eighth in the world rankings, was not as polished as last year in his Open debut at Royal St George’s Club in Kent. As a lesser evil, he signed the par with four bogeys, the first on the second hole.

Schauffele, brand new winner of the Scottish Open, began his journey with a bogey, although he later straightened it out with five birdies between 3 and 14 to finish with -3 for having exceeded par on 17.

It was better for McIlroy, with four birdies in the first seven holes, three more in the second round and a single bogey (on 13) for a card of -6 that elevated him to second position.

The Australian Cameron Smith, firm in the putt, closed the first day as the third best classified after completing a five under par with a birdie in the 18th.

The same card was signed by the British Robert Dinwiddie, one of the last to finish his match in a marathon day in Scotland.

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