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British Open 2013: Leaderboard, live updates and results from Thursday's first round

Zach Johnson leads The Open Championship as a baked Muirfield is making life difficult for the afternoon wave.

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Phil, Tiger may face entirely different course

On a baked out Muirfield course, the luck of the tee time draw could mean everything for the leaders on Friday.

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Johnson leads, Mickelson and Woods in the hunt

It was a tough opening round at Muirfield on Thursday, but Zach Johnson, Phil Mickelson and Tiger Woods are under par and in prime position to contend on the weekend.

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Muirfield pot bunker mishaps get yakety sax'd

There was much ado about the concrete greens at Muirfield on Thursday, overshadowing the annual British Open pot bunker disasters. Thankfully, we're here with the Benny Hill montage to recap the first day's carnage.

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Johnson leads as 1st round winds down

Zach Johnson is back in the lead while Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson are currently in the top 10.

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Woods shoots 2-under, inside top 10

Tiger Woods was up and down in the first round, but he finished the day at 2-under and is currently inside the top 10 at Muirfield.

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Woods surges to 1-under

After a slow start, the world's No. 1 is rolling on the back nine and is now 1-under on the round.

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English chips into the rough ... intentionally

Most players try to avoid the thick rough, not Harris English.

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Tiger putts his ball right off the green

The conditions are very difficult, but this was not exactly a precise judgement by the world's No. 1.

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R&A responds to course setup criticisms

After numerous gripes from players about the toughness of the conditions at Muirfield, R&A executive director Peter Dawson hints that his crew will review the situation and possibly soften the course for Friday.

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Jordan Spieth left hanging

Play it off, young fella.

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Tiger makes incredible sand save from one knee

Mr. Tiger has found some form on the back nine at Muirfield.

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Charl Schwartzel broke a club

Charl Schwartzel wasn't happy with a shot, and now he's playing with one less club in the bag.

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Kapur leads, Woods 1-under

There is a surprise a top the British Open leaderboard as Shiv Kapur currently leads at 6-under.

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Woods makes the turn at 1-over

Tiger Woods is onto the back nine, finishing up his first nine holes at 1-over.

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A British bank shot

Off the building, nothing but short grass at Muirfield.

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Johnson leads, Woods 1-over

The first round of the British Open is in full swing and while a few players went low early, Muirfield is posing a tougher challenge in the afternoon.

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Tiger's ball is going the wrong way

The fried greens at Muirfield are making things difficult for everyone in the afternoon wave, particularly the No. 1 player in the world.

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Players rip course setup at Muirfield

There's a little bit of early drama in Scotland surrounding the R&A's course setup of a baked out Muirfield.

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Woods has issues early

Tiger Woods' British Open got off to a rough start, and like at the Masters, a drop he took could come into question.

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Rory's play 'embarrassing,' says Azinger

Phil Mickelson looks comfortable and confident striding around Muirfield for a 69 while Rory McIlroy can’t seem, once again, to get out of his own way.

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Snedeker, O'Meara among leaders at British Open

There's a heavy American presence on the leader board at Muirfield early Thursday.

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Rory putted into a bunker

Let's check in on Rory McIlroy at The Open

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While you were sleeping: Phil's in it, Rory's done

Highlights and lowlights from the morning at Muirfield.

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Tiger’s a ‘guy you want to play with,’ says G-Mac

Graeme McDowell was nearly giddy with anticipation about teeing it up with Tiger Woods in the first two rounds of the Open Championship at Muirfield.

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Zach Johnson rolls to lead

Last week's runner up has maintained his form across the pond and has run out to the lead after an opening 31 on the front 9 at Muirfield.

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A guide to Muirfield's historic links

Muirfield is no stranger to hosting The Open. We detail the famous links course and what obstacles the players will face this week.

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Dustin Johnson, Phil Mickelson under par early

Americans Dustin Johnson and Phil Mickelson are on the first page of the leaderboard early on Thursday, with DJ going out in 4-under 32 to match the lead.

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Thomas Bjorn breaks lens on $80k camera

A double bogey and broken camera to start the week.

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Tiger, Phil favored as The Open tees off

The two most decorated American golfers of this generation are the heavy favorites as the 2013 Open Championship begins in Scotland.

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Miguel Angel Jimenez rolls to early lead

A Spanish duo gets hot early at Muirfield to set the pace on Thursday.

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Thursday's TV schedule at Muirfield

With 156 players in the field and more than 10 hours of tee times, the Open Championship will own ESPN's airwaves for the next four days.

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How to stream Thursday's 1st round at the British

There will be more than 14 hours of golf at Muirfield on Thursday, and ESPN will provide an online stream for nearly all of it.

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Tee times for Thursday's 1st round at The Open

There will be 10 straight hours of tee times on Thursday at Muirfield, highlighted by world No. 1 Tiger Woods playing in the afternoon in Scotland (and at a reasonable hour in the States).

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How could weather affect the 2013 British Open?

When you think of the British Open you think of harsh weather conditions. It appears the weather will be a little more tame for the 2013 British Open Championship.

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What differentiates British Open links golf?

The British Open field will be facing a challenging links course this week. We take a closer look at what that means and what the players will do to combat the challenges.

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