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The Open Championship 2012, First Round Scores: Tiger Woods, Rory McIlroy, Bubba Watson Chasing Adam Scott

As play got underway at the 2012 Open Championship at Royal Lytham & St. Annes, the weather was very advantageous for the morning group, and a bit more troublesome for the afternoon. Though despite the best efforts from the rest of the field Adam Scott's 6-under 64 is yet to be touched, remaining atop the leaderboard as guys like Tiger Woods and Rory McIlroy positioned themselves for the weekend.

Scott's lead remains just a single shot as Zach Johnson, Scotsman Paul Lawrie and German Nicolas Colsaerts all fired 5-under 65's to remain tied in second place. Brandt Snedeker is the lone man at 4-under after a bogey-free 66, while Tiger Woods, Rory McIlroy, Bubba Watson, Graeme McDowell, Ernie Els, Steve Stricker, and two others fired opening round 67's to sit at 3-under.

On the other side of the coin there were some notable players who struggled in round one. Sergio Garcia, who played with Woods on Thursday, fired a 2-over 72, while Phil Mickelson's and Lee Westwood's carded rounds of 3-over 73.

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