Tiger Good, Garcia Better at British Open

Garcia leads the pack at six-under 65 after Day One in Carnoustie
By Jesse Andrews,  Newser User
Posted Jul 20, 2007 3:02 AM CDT
Spain's Sergio Garcia, lines up a putt on the 13th green, during the first round of the British Open Golf Championship at Carnoustie, Scotland, Thursday July 19, 2007. (AP Photo/Jon Super)   (Associated Press)
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(Newser) – In a year characterized by high scores and sloppy majors play, Carnoustie has thus far proved the antidote; 24 players finished under par after day one, led by Spain's Sergio Garcia at a 6-under 65. Carnoustie was Garcia's first major tournament, in 1999, when he hit an 89 on the first day, including a triple bogey on the first hole.

After a birdie to start things off, Garcia remarked to his caddy, "Well, that's four better than last time." World No. 1 Tiger Woods finished the day at 69 in his historic effort to win three straight British Opens. Peter Thomson is currently the only player to have achieved that feat (1954-56).