Adam Scott has never led after any round of a Major, but he’s at the top of the leaderboard after the first round of the Open Championship. His opening round 64 put him at -6, one ahead of Nick Colsaerts, Zach Johnson and Paul Lawrie.
I don’t know that anyone predicted an Adam Scott victory, but I would be very happy to see him pull one out. He’s always struck me as a quality person.
Tiger is three back.
I love some of the names near the top of the leaderboard. So many of them have a chance to win … Brandt Snedeker at -4, and a pile at -3: Ernie Els, Bubba Watson, Graeme McDowell, Tiger Woods, Rory McIlroy and Steve Stricker.
Disappointments: At +3: Graeme McDowell, Dustin Johnson, Phil Mickelson.
Michigan flavor: Justin Hicks, who grew up in Wyandotte, Michigan and played for the University of Michigan, is at -2. Hicks, 37, currently plies his trade on the Web.Com Tour (Nationwide). Since GolfBlogger HQ is in Ann Arbor, I’m rooting for the guy.