British Open 2010: Rory McIlroy in the lead

Northern Ireland golf player Rory McIlroy is leading in the 2010 British Open that has started on Thursday. 21-years old McIlroy has an almost perfect 9-under-par 63 – this score ties the record for the lowest ever round in a major championship. McIlroy is the 8th player to achieve such a low number of impacts in the 150 year history of the St. Andrews.

Tiger Woods has finished his round – this was his best start since his returning to golf in April. Woods has only missed two greens and made six birdies. His biggest mistake was shooting the ball off the street at hole 17, failing to make par on this hole.

John Daly has made his best round in the British Open with 66 hits. He has won it once, in 1995, also on the St. Andrews.

The British Open, also called The Open Championship, is the oldest professional golf championship. This is the only major golf competition held outside the US, although golf was said to be the game of the British gentlemen. The Open is always held on the third Friday of July. The Open is held on the Old Course at St. Andrews, the oldest golf course in the world located in St Andrews, Fife, Scotland.

The British Open 2010 leaderboard’s top position is occupied by Rory McIlroy, followed by Oosthuizen, Daly, Coltart, Tiley, Siem, Watney, Glover, O’Hair and Tiger Woods.

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