Australian golfer Adam Scott leads British Open
Australian golfer Adam Scott has finished his first round at the 2012 British Open at Royal Lytham & St Annes with a course record-equalling round of 64.
AUSTRALIAN golfer Adam Scott has finished his first round at the 2012 British Open at Royal Lytham & St Annes with a course record-equalling score of 64 after he flirted with the lowest round in Major history (62).
“I am very happy with that round,” Scott told the BBC after his best ever competitive total. “It is a great start to the week and better than I expected myself this morning. We had ideal conditions and so we don’t know what will be thrown at us the rest of the week.
“Everything was going well today, I hit some good shots but the conditions were perfect. I went out there with a mindset of it being Sunday, with one round left and no tomorrow so it was a good mindset to go out with.
“A major title is what I have dreamed of as a kid. It is a long way off but hard to put into words what it would mean to win it.”
The Australian professional golfer is the early clubhouse leader with former Open champion Paul Lawrie one shot behind and Tiger Woods, Graeme McDowell and Bubba Watson all in early contention.
Scott – the 2011 Masters runner-up – leads a field of 13 Australians at this year’s British Open, and raises hopes of a first Australian British Open triumph since his idol Greg Norman won in 1993.