Scott pleased with lead after opening round of 64
Adam Scott took the lead after the first round of The Open at Lytham yesterday with an excellent round of 64, three better than the pre-tournament favourite Tiger Woods and one ahead of the rest of the field.
The Australian's round might have been even better but for a bogey on the 18th hole. "It's one of those things that you don't want to go through your mind," he said, "thinking about your final score and stuff like that. Unfortunately, I dropped one up the last."
But Scott was understandably pleased with his opening round: "I was not really expecting it to play like this. It was just like a nice walk in the park today, not what we've experienced in the practice rounds."
Scott thanked his caddie Steve Williams for helping him with the right mentality. "We talked about that mindset. He wanted me to go to that first tee today like it was the 72nd hole. That was a good little trigger."
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