The Open day one: Portrush astir at nervous Rory and wounded Tiger

America’s JB Holmes bagged the overnight lead on Thursday with a five-under-par 66 as Royal Portrush hosted The Open for the first time since 1951.

Here, PA wraps up a turbulent first day on Northern Ireland’s north coast.

McIlroy shot 61 on this course as a 16-year-old. The 30-year-old first played the Dunluce Links aged 10, as a birthday present from his dad. The Open’s first return to Northern Ireland in 68 years is dripping with socio-political significance...
source: Herald Series

2019-07-19 00:02
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