Dustin Johnson and Jordan Spieth took advantage of what might be the best weather St. Andrews will see this weekend on Day 1 of the 2015 British Open.
With wind and rain potentially in the forecast going forward, the duo of Johnson and Spieth — who battled to the brink at the U.S. Open and were paired together Thursday — jumped out to hot starts in the opening round, shooting 7-under 65 and 5-under 67, respectively.
Tiger Woods was more of a non-story than anything else, though his putrid performance was bad enough that broadcasters called him a “hack.”
Johnson and Spieth stick together again on Friday and look to maintain their standing, while Woods hopes to rebound enough to make the cut and advance.
TV Schedule (All Times Eastern)
Second round: Round 2 coverage begins early Friday morning: from 4 a.m. — 3 p.m. on ESPN.
Notable Second-Round Tee Times (All times ET)
2:49 a.m.: John Daly, Miguel Angel Jimenez, Jason Dufner
3:00 a.m.: Zach Johnson, Bernd Wiesberger, Tommy Fleetwood
3:11 a.m.: Danny Willett, Thongchai Jaidee, Gary Woodland
4:11 a.m.: Adam Scott, Martin Kaymer, Jimmy Walker
4:33 a.m.: Phil Mickelson, Henrik Stenson, Matt Kuchar
4:44 a.m.: Rickie Fowler, Justin Rose, Sir Nick Faldo
7:17 a.m.: Robert Streb, Matt Jones, Joost Luiten
7:50 a.m.: Retief Goosen, Shane Lowry, Kevin Streelman
9:01 a.m.: Bubba Watson, Ian Poulter, Charl Schwartzel
9:12 a.m.: Sergio Garcia, Lee Westwood, Patrick Reed
9:34 a.m.: Jordan Spieth, Dustin Johnson, Hideki Matsuyama
9:45 a.m.: Paul Lawrie, Kevin Kisner, Ryan Palmer
9:56 a.m.: Tiger Woods, Louis Oosthuizen, Jason Day
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