Anthony Kim took three swipes to escape a pot bunker, and by the time he was done making a mess of the second hole at Turnberry on Thursday, he had a quintuple-bogey 9.
British bookmakers have listed Rory McIlroy as the third favorite at Turnberry, unusual for someone playing in his first British Open as a pro. Even at golfs oldest championship, the focus turns to youth.
Vijay Singh can now play as much as he wants without overly affecting his world ranking.
Turnberry offers an experience unlike any other ' Ryo Ishikawa's first test of links golf, his first meeting with Tiger Woods.
The sea breeze in his face was not nearly as important to Tiger Woods as finding the best route around three pot bunkers on the 10th hole at Turnberry.
Adam Scott embraces his Australian golf heritage and the comparisons to major champions whom he would like to join someday, the sooner the better. This one, however, made him wince.
Walking up to the 15th green at Turnberry, his ball safely in the middle, Tiger Woods turned to his left and pointed to a spot a few yards off the putting surface.
Lloyd Saltman made his British Open debut four years ago at St. Andrews, when the Scottish amateur tied for 15th and spent the week with his entire family.
Martin Kaymer has won the Scottish Open, closing with a 2-under 69 in the rain and sunshine at Loch Lomond for his second straight European Tour victory.
Gonzalo Fernandez-Castano has taken the 54-hole lead in the Scottish Open with a 7-under 64 at Loch Lomond, taking advantange of mistakes by Retief Goosen and Adam Scott on the back nine.