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Making his competitive return to Carnoustie, Jean Van de Velde struggled to an 83 in the first round of The Senior Open.
Two seniors made the cut, both amateurs in the field missed it, and the last three Open champions at Royal Troon will not play the weekend.
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Phil Mickelson is now the odds-on favorite to win The Open at 4/1 after a record-tying 63 on Day 1 at Royal Troon.
For the top four players in the world, Troon should provide a major without rules entanglements, setup issues, or distractions.
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