The first round of the 2012 British Open from Royal Lytham & St. Annes is nearly complete and we’ve already seen some fine performances from the game’s best.
Several golfers escaped the tremendous amount of sand traps located throughout the course with terrific tee shots and iron play. Others, however, found themselves in the bunker or in the deep rough early and often, which played spoiler to their opening round.
An incredible record was nearly broken though a masterful first-round performance and many championship favorites are among the leaders.
Who played well on Day 1? Let’s take a look.