Daniel Brown shoots 65 to lead Lowry at The Open

Unheralded Englishman Dan Brown holed a birdie putt in fading light at the last to sensationally take the lead after round one of The Open at Royal Troon. The world number 272, playing in his first Open after only qualifying two weeks ago, nonchalantly knocked in an eight-footer to complete a stunning bogey-free six-under 65. The 29-year-old is one ahead of 2019 Open champion Shane Lowry, who also posted a bogey-free round.

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Brian Harman cruises to Open title at Hoylake

Brian Harman overcame an early wobble to stroll serenely to his first major title with a six-shot victory at the 151st Open Championship in Hoylake. A one-under 70 proved more than enough for the American, who finished on 13 under at a rain-soaked Royal Liverpool. World number three Jon Rahm finished joint second on seven under with Sepp Straka, Tom Kim and Jason Day.

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Harman remains five ahead as Young and Rahm make moves – The Open

Brian Harman responded superbly to Jon Rahm’s Royal Liverpool Open course-record 63 to maintain his stranglehold on the championship in Hoylake. He takes a five-shot lead into Sunday’s last round over fellow American Cameron Young, who is seven under after a 66.

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Brian Harman five clear of Fleetwood heading into weekend – The Open

England’s Tommy Fleetwood is Brian Harman’s closest challenger after the American hit a sensational six-under-par 65 to lead The Open by five shots. Harman holed four successive birdies from the second and a 15-foot eagle putt on the 18th to move to 10 under after two rounds at Royal Liverpool.

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Lamprecht, Grillo and Fleetwood set early pace at The Open

South African amateur Christo Lamprecht, Argentine Emiliano Grillo and Tommy Fleetwood set the early pace on the first day of The Open at Hoylake carding five under par rounds of 66. A host of big names are within striking distance of the leaders ahead of the second round tomorrow while others will scramble to make the cut.

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