Majors

The 147th Open

July 19-22

Carnoustie Golf Links, Angus, Scotland

$10,500,000

July 19-22

Carnoustie Golf Links, Angus, Scotland

$10,500,000

Round 1

Kevin Kisner takes opening lead

July 19, 2018

Kevin Kisner played a 5-under par 66 in the opening round of the Open at Carnoustie on Thursday to take the lead as others struggled to deal with the course.

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Kevin Kisner played a 5-under par 66 in the opening round of the Open at Carnoustie on Thursday to take the lead as others struggled to deal with the course.

"Going forward, you never know what you're going to have in Scotland. I know the rain is coming in tomorrow," said Kisner.

He played an eagle and four birdies, making the most of the perfect weather.

Tony Finau, Erik van Rooyen and Zander Lombard all played 67 and share second place.

Brandon Stone, who won last week's Aberdeen Standard Investments Scottish Open, is tied in fifth with Ryan Moore and Brendan Steele after shooting 68s.

Rory McIlroy shot a 69 and is tied in eighth place with nine other players. He played an aggressive game all day and dropped just one shot at the fifth.

"I got away with some tee shots, but at the same time, I think that's what I have to do. That's my game plan this week. I'm convinced that that's the way that I should play it. It's not going to be for everyone, but it worked out pretty well today," said McIlroy, hoping for a major win after four years.

Tiger Woods shot an opening round 71 having reached the turn in 2-under but a neck issue led to dropped shots on the back nine.

"I got off to a great start. I birdied one and birdied four, and I was right there," he said. "I had an 8-iron to six and was looking like I could really do something here. Unfortunately, it didn't quite turn out that way, but part of this afternoon wave, I was one of the lower rounds."

Defending champion Jordan Spieth struggled and finished the day with a 1-over par 72 after he dropped shots at the 16th and 17th then drove into the Barry Burn on the 18th and finished with another bogey.

"It felt like a missed opportunity. I felt like I was really going well," said Spieth. "I think I'm certainly in a recoverable situation. I mean, I imagine this is as easy as the course could play."

World No.1 Dustin Johnson fired a five-over 76 and faces a challenge to make the cut with weather conditions forecast to worsen.

With 600 FedExCup points at stake for the winner this week, seven players can mathematically move to No. 1 in the FedExCup standings, supplanting Dustin Johnson: Justin Thomas (27 points behind); Bubba Watson (159); Justin Rose (270); Jason Day (410); Bryson DeChambeau (435); Patrick Reed (522); and Phil Mickelson (545).

Pos.
Player
Nat
To Par
R1
1
Kevin Kisner
USA
-5
66
T2
Erik Van Rooyen
RSA
-4
67
T2
Tony Finau
USA
-4
67
T2
Zander Lombard
RSA
-4
67
T5
Brandon Stone
RSA
-3
68
T5
Brendan Steele
USA
-3
68
T5
Ryan Moore
USA
-3
68
T8
Chez Reavie
USA
-2
69
T8
Danny Willett
ENG
-2
69
T8
Jon Rahm
ESP
-2
69
T8
Justin Thomas
USA
-2
69
T8
Matthew Southgate
ENG
-2
69
T8
Pat Perez
USA
-2
69
T8
Rory McIlroy
NIR
-2
69
T8
Russell Henley
USA
-2
69
T8
Sung-Hoon Kang
KOR
-2
69
T8
Zach Johnson
USA
-2
69
T18
Alexander Noren
SWE
-1
70
T18
Chris Wood
ENG
-1
70
T18
Francesco Molinari
ITA
-1
70
T18
Henrik Stenson
SWE
-1
70
T18
Kevin Chappell
USA
-1
70
T18
Kevin Na
USA
-1
70
T18
Luke List
USA
-1
70
T18
Matt Kuchar
USA
-1
70
T18
Patrick Cantlay
USA
-1
70
T18
Rickie Fowler
USA
-1
70
T18
Thomas Pieters
BEL
-1
70
T18
Thorbjorn Olesen
DEN
-1
70
T18
Webb Simpson
USA
-1
70
T18
Yuta Ikeda
JPN
-1
70
T32
Abraham Ancer
USA
Par
71
T32
Adam Scott
AUS
Par
71
T32
Andy Sullivan
ENG
Par
71
T32
Brian Harman
USA
Par
71
T32
Cameron Davis
AUS
Par
71
T32
Charley Hoffman
USA
Par
71
T32
Dylan Frittelli
RSA
Par
71
T32
Eddie Pepperell
ENG
Par
71
T32
Gary Woodland
USA
Par
71
T32
Haotong Li
CHN
Par
71
T32
Jason Day
AUS
Par
71
T32
Martin Kaymer
GER
Par
71
T32
Paul Dunne
IRL
Par
71
T32
Sean Crocker
USA
Par
71
T32
Si-Woo Kim
KOR
Par
71
T32
Tiger Woods
USA
Par
71
T32
Xander Schauffele
USA
Par
71
T32
Yusaku Miyazato
JPN
Par
71
T50
Alexander Bjoerk
SWE
1
72
T50
Austin Cook
USA
1
72
T50
Brooks Koepka
USA
1
72
T50
Fabrizio Zanotti
PAR
1
72
T50
Gavin Green
MAS
1
72
T50
Haraldur Magnus
1
72
T50
Jason Kokrak
USA
1
72
T50
Jimmy Walker
USA
1
72
T50
Jordan Spieth
USA
1
72
T50
Jorge Campillo
ESP
1
72
T50
Justin Rose
ENG
1
72
T50
Kyle Stanley
USA
1
72
T50
Lee Westwood
ENG
1
72
T50
Louis Oosthuizen
RSA
1
72
T50
Marc Leishman
AUS
1
72
T50
Matthew Fitzpatrick
ENG
1
72
T50
Nicolai Hoejgaard
1
72
T50
Ryuko Tokimatsu
1
72
T50
Sam Locke
1
72
T50
Satoshi Kodaira
JPN
1
72
T50
Stewart Cink
USA
1
72
T50
Tommy Fleetwood
ENG
1
72
T72
Adam Hadwin
CAN
2
73
T72
Alexander Levy
FRA
2
73
T72
Beau Hossler
USA
2
73
T72
Bernhard Langer
GER
2
73
T72
Byeong-Hun An
KOR
2
73
T72
Cameron Smith
AUS
2
73
T72
Chesson Hadley
USA
2
73
T72
Daniel Berger
USA
2
73
T72
Ernie Els
RSA
2
73
T72
Ian Poulter
ENG
2
73
T72
Lucas Herbert
AUS
2
73
T72
Mark Calcavecchia
USA
2
73
T72
Michael Hendry
NZL
2
73
T72
Michael Kim
KOR
2
73
T72
Paul Casey
ENG
2
73
T72
Phil Mickelson
USA
2
73
T72
Russell Knox
SCO
2
73
T72
Shubhankar Sharma
IND
2
73
T90
Branden Grace
RSA
3
74
T90
Brett Rumford
AUS
3
74
T90
Bronson Burgoon
USA
3
74
T90
Charl Schwartzel
RSA
3
74
T90
Jazz Janewattananond
MAS
3
74
T90
Jordan Smith
ENG
3
74
T90
Julian Suri
USA
3
74
T90
Keegan Bradley
USA
3
74
T90
Kelly Kraft
USA
3
74
T90
Kiradech Aphibarnrat
THA
3
74
T90
Marcus Kinhult
SWE
3
74
T90
Matt Wallace
ENG
3
74
T90
Peter Uihlein
USA
3
74
T90
Rafael Cabrera Bello
ESP
3
74
T90
Retief Goosen
RSA
3
74
T90
Rhys Enoch
WAL
3
74
T90
Ryan Fox
NZL
3
74
T90
Shane Lowry
IRL
3
74
T90
Shaun Norris
RSA
3
74
T90
Tyrrell Hatton
ENG
3
74
T110
Bryson DeChambeau
USA
4
75
T110
Bubba Watson
USA
4
75
T110
Charles Howell III
USA
4
75
T110
George Coetzee
RSA
4
75
T110
Hideki Matsuyama
JPN
4
75
T110
Hideto Tanihara
JPN
4
75
T110
James Robinson
ENG
4
75
T110
Jason Dufner
USA
4
75
T110
Matt Jones
AUS
4
75
T110
Oliver Wilson
ENG
4
75
T110
Patrick Reed
USA
4
75
T110
Ross Fisher
ENG
4
75
T110
Ryan Armour
USA
4
75
T110
Sandy Lyle
SCO
4
75
T110
Scott Jamieson
SCO
4
75
T110
Sergio Garcia
ESP
4
75
T110
Todd Hamilton
USA
4
75
T110
Tom Lehman
USA
4
75
T110
Tom Lewis
ENG
4
75
T129
Anirban Lahiri
IND
5
76
T129
Brandt Snedeker
USA
5
76
T129
Dustin Johnson
USA
5
76
T129
Emiliano Grillo
ARG
5
76
T129
Jens Dantorp
SWE
5
76
T129
Jhonattan Vegas
VEN
5
76
T129
Padraig Harrington
IRL
5
76
T129
Sang-Hyun Park
KOR
5
76
T137
Jonas Blixt
SWE
6
77
T137
Masahiro Kawamura
JPN
6
77
T137
Patton Kizzire
USA
6
77
T137
Shota Akiyoshi
JPN
6
77
T141
Ashton Turner
ENG
7
78
T141
Danthai Boonma
THA
7
78
T141
Kodai Ichihara
JPN
7
78
T144
Brady Schnell
USA
8
79
T144
Jack Senior
ENG
8
79
T144
Jovan Rebula
RSA
8
79
T144
Min-Chel Choi
8
79
T144
Nicolas Colsaerts
BEL
8
79
T149
Andrew Landry
USA
9
80
T149
David Duval
USA
9
80
T149
Grant Forrest
SCO
9
80
T149
Marcus Armitage
ENG
9
80
T149
Yuxin Lin
CHN
9
80
T154
Darren Clarke
NIR
11
82
T154
Masanori Kobayashi
JPN
11
82
T154
Thomas Curtis
11
82
Pos.
Player
Nat
To Par
R1
1
Kevin Kisner
USA
-5
66
T2
Erik Van Rooyen
RSA
-4
67
T2
Tony Finau
USA
-4
67
T2
Zander Lombard
RSA
-4
67
T5
Brandon Stone
RSA
-3
68
T5
Brendan Steele
USA
-3
68
T5
Ryan Moore
USA
-3
68
T8
Chez Reavie
USA
-2
69
T8
Danny Willett
ENG
-2
69
T8
Jon Rahm
ESP
-2
69
T8
Justin Thomas
USA
-2
69
T8
Matthew Southgate
ENG
-2
69
T8
Pat Perez
USA
-2
69
T8
Rory McIlroy
NIR
-2
69
T8
Russell Henley
USA
-2
69
T8
Sung-Hoon Kang
KOR
-2
69
T8
Zach Johnson
USA
-2
69
T18
Alexander Noren
SWE
-1
70
T18
Chris Wood
ENG
-1
70
T18
Francesco Molinari
ITA
-1
70
T18
Henrik Stenson
SWE
-1
70
T18
Kevin Chappell
USA
-1
70
T18
Kevin Na
USA
-1
70
T18
Luke List
USA
-1
70
T18
Matt Kuchar
USA
-1
70
T18
Patrick Cantlay
USA
-1
70
T18
Rickie Fowler
USA
-1
70
T18
Thomas Pieters
BEL
-1
70
T18
Thorbjorn Olesen
DEN
-1
70
T18
Webb Simpson
USA
-1
70
T18
Yuta Ikeda
JPN
-1
70
T32
Abraham Ancer
USA
Par
71
T32
Adam Scott
AUS
Par
71
T32
Andy Sullivan
ENG
Par
71
T32
Brian Harman
USA
Par
71
T32
Cameron Davis
AUS
Par
71
T32
Charley Hoffman
USA
Par
71
T32
Dylan Frittelli
RSA
Par
71
T32
Eddie Pepperell
ENG
Par
71
T32
Gary Woodland
USA
Par
71
T32
Haotong Li
CHN
Par
71
T32
Jason Day
AUS
Par
71
T32
Martin Kaymer
GER
Par
71
T32
Paul Dunne
IRL
Par
71
T32
Sean Crocker
USA
Par
71
T32
Si-Woo Kim
KOR
Par
71
T32
Tiger Woods
USA
Par
71
T32
Xander Schauffele
USA
Par
71
T32
Yusaku Miyazato
JPN
Par
71
T50
Alexander Bjoerk
SWE
1
72
T50
Austin Cook
USA
1
72
T50
Brooks Koepka
USA
1
72
T50
Fabrizio Zanotti
PAR
1
72
T50
Gavin Green
MAS
1
72
T50
Haraldur Magnus
1
72
T50
Jason Kokrak
USA
1
72
T50
Jimmy Walker
USA
1
72
T50
Jordan Spieth
USA
1
72
T50
Jorge Campillo
ESP
1
72
T50
Justin Rose
ENG
1
72
T50
Kyle Stanley
USA
1
72
T50
Lee Westwood
ENG
1
72
T50
Louis Oosthuizen
RSA
1
72
T50
Marc Leishman
AUS
1
72
T50
Matthew Fitzpatrick
ENG
1
72
T50
Nicolai Hoejgaard
1
72
T50
Ryuko Tokimatsu
1
72
T50
Sam Locke
1
72
T50
Satoshi Kodaira
JPN
1
72
T50
Stewart Cink
USA
1
72
T50
Tommy Fleetwood
ENG
1
72
T72
Adam Hadwin
CAN
2
73
T72
Alexander Levy
FRA
2
73
T72
Beau Hossler
USA
2
73
T72
Bernhard Langer
GER
2
73
T72
Byeong-Hun An
KOR
2
73
T72
Cameron Smith
AUS
2
73
T72
Chesson Hadley
USA
2
73
T72
Daniel Berger
USA
2
73
T72
Ernie Els
RSA
2
73
T72
Ian Poulter
ENG
2
73
T72
Lucas Herbert
AUS
2
73
T72
Mark Calcavecchia
USA
2
73
T72
Michael Hendry
NZL
2
73
T72
Michael Kim
KOR
2
73
T72
Paul Casey
ENG
2
73
T72
Phil Mickelson
USA
2
73
T72
Russell Knox
SCO
2
73
T72
Shubhankar Sharma
IND
2
73
T90
Branden Grace
RSA
3
74
T90
Brett Rumford
AUS
3
74
T90
Bronson Burgoon
USA
3
74
T90
Charl Schwartzel
RSA
3
74
T90
Jazz Janewattananond
MAS
3
74
T90
Jordan Smith
ENG
3
74
T90
Julian Suri
USA
3
74
T90
Keegan Bradley
USA
3
74
T90
Kelly Kraft
USA
3
74
T90
Kiradech Aphibarnrat
THA
3
74
T90
Marcus Kinhult
SWE
3
74
T90
Matt Wallace
ENG
3
74
T90
Peter Uihlein
USA
3
74
T90
Rafael Cabrera Bello
ESP
3
74
T90
Retief Goosen
RSA
3
74
T90
Rhys Enoch
WAL
3
74
T90
Ryan Fox
NZL
3
74
T90
Shane Lowry
IRL
3
74
T90
Shaun Norris
RSA
3
74
T90
Tyrrell Hatton
ENG
3
74
T110
Bryson DeChambeau
USA
4
75
T110
Bubba Watson
USA
4
75
T110
Charles Howell III
USA
4
75
T110
George Coetzee
RSA
4
75
T110
Hideki Matsuyama
JPN
4
75
T110
Hideto Tanihara
JPN
4
75
T110
James Robinson
ENG
4
75
T110
Jason Dufner
USA
4
75
T110
Matt Jones
AUS
4
75
T110
Oliver Wilson
ENG
4
75
T110
Patrick Reed
USA
4
75
T110
Ross Fisher
ENG
4
75
T110
Ryan Armour
USA
4
75
T110
Sandy Lyle
SCO
4
75
T110
Scott Jamieson
SCO
4
75
T110
Sergio Garcia
ESP
4
75
T110
Todd Hamilton
USA
4
75
T110
Tom Lehman
USA
4
75
T110
Tom Lewis
ENG
4
75
T129
Anirban Lahiri
IND
5
76
T129
Brandt Snedeker
USA
5
76
T129
Dustin Johnson
USA
5
76
T129
Emiliano Grillo
ARG
5
76
T129
Jens Dantorp
SWE
5
76
T129
Jhonattan Vegas
VEN
5
76
T129
Padraig Harrington
IRL
5
76
T129
Sang-Hyun Park
KOR
5
76
T137
Jonas Blixt
SWE
6
77
T137
Masahiro Kawamura
JPN
6
77
T137
Patton Kizzire
USA
6
77
T137
Shota Akiyoshi
JPN
6
77
T141
Ashton Turner
ENG
7
78
T141
Danthai Boonma
THA
7
78
T141
Kodai Ichihara
JPN
7
78
T144
Brady Schnell
USA
8
79
T144
Jack Senior
ENG
8
79
T144
Jovan Rebula
RSA
8
79
T144
Min-Chel Choi
8
79
T144
Nicolas Colsaerts
BEL
8
79
T149
Andrew Landry
USA
9
80
T149
David Duval
USA
9
80
T149
Grant Forrest
SCO
9
80
T149
Marcus Armitage
ENG
9
80
T149
Yuxin Lin
CHN
9
80
T154
Darren Clarke
NIR
11
82
T154
Masanori Kobayashi
JPN
11
82
T154
Thomas Curtis
11
82