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British Open 2012 Leaderboard: Adam Scott Leading, Tiger On The Prowl

The first round of the 2012 British Open is well underway as most players started their rounds while many of us in the United States were sleeping. Adam Scott has emerged as the first round leader with a stellar 6-under score of 64 Thursday; however, a few familiar faces are hot on his heels, including one Tiger Woods.

Scott was on pace to shoot the lowest round in major tournament history before slipping a bit on his final two holes of the day en route to his 64. His round consisted of eight birdies overall, but a bogie on his final hole may leave a sour taste in his mouth leading into Friday's second round.

Woods had a taste of the lead early in his round but fell back in the pack ever so slightly. He is currently playing No. 16 at Royal Lytham & St. Annes and currently stands at 3-under for the tournament. Paul Lawrie and Zach Johnson are tied for second position after a pair of 65's, while former major-winner Graeme McDowell holds steady in fourth position at 4-under par.

See the up-to-date leaderboard here.