CARNOUSTIE, Scotland  | Mild breeze, fast course for start of British Open

19Jul - by Editor - 0 - In STL.News



CARNOUSTIE, Scotland  | Mild breeze, fast course for start of British Open

CARNOUSTIE, Scotland  — Sandy Lyle of Scotland sent a mid-iron rolling along the crusty turf of Carnoustie to start the 147th playing of the British Open.

Lyle was chosen to hit the opening tee shot Thursday morning under a gray sky off the North Sea. He won the Open in 1985. Also in the opening group was two-time major champion Martin Kaymer and Andy Sullivan. They faced a course that was more yellow than green because of the unusually dry summer in Scotland.

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