Round 1 of the 2012 British Open is in the books, and history has already come under fire at Royal Lytham and St. Annes.
Current leader Adam Scott sits atop the leader board after tying Royal Lytham’s course record with an opening round score of 64.
However, according to The Live Report on pga.com, only five players who led the British Open after Round 1 have actually gone on to win the event since 1975.
But while history may not be on Scott’s side as the Open Championship continues, a number of other golfers have set themselves up for a run at the Claret Jug.
Here are five of the easiest picks you can count on as the British Open continues.