Adam Scott produced a stunning first round at Royal Lytham to take the overnight lead at six-under par. Despite opening his round by going one-over par through three holes and ending his round with a bogey, Scott managed eight birdies in between to put himself in a great position for his ever Major title (Adam Scott 6/1 to win The Open). However, this won’t come easily with the likes of Tiger Woods, Zach Johnson, Steve Stricker and Graeme Mcdowell close behind.
Tiger Woods had an early lead during the first round of play after going four-under par through his opening seven holes, however he failed to secure a birdie after that and ended up coming home with an opening 67 (Tiger Woods 9/2 to win The Open). He will still fancy his chances and if he can produce the form that saw him get to such a fantastic start then he may be hard to stop over the weekend. The likes of Ernie Els, Graeme Mcdowell and Bubba Watson are also on three-under par (Ernie Els 20/1 to win The Open) and they will all believe they can take home the prize. Luke Donald has started his second round well at the time of writing and is three-under through his opening nine holes (Luke Donald 7/1 to win The Open).
With so many top class players in and around the lead we could be in for a thrilling final three days of golf here at Royal Lytham. Zach Johnson who picked up the winner’s cheque last week at the John Deere Classic has continued his fine form and opened with a round of 65 (Zach Johnson 14/1 to win The Open). Fellow Americans Steve Stricker and Brandt Snedeker are also in with a great shout trying to prove that players from across the pond are just as prolific in these conditions as their European counterparts. Snedeker has made a great start to his second round and is currently tied at the top with Adam Scott at the time of writing (Brandt Snedeker 10/1 to win The Open).