Open Championship 2010 scores have been good for Tiger Woods so far. The Open Championship 2010 first-round scores have Tiger Woods just four shots off the lead as he went to the clubhouse on Thursday. Woods has always shown up to play when it comes to the four major tournaments in golf, and the 2010 Open Championship has been no exception through the first 18 holes. Woods ended Day One at the St. Andrews Golf Course with a nice five-under-par 67 for the day. That was good for sixth place during round one, and put him just four shots back of leader Rory McIlroy of Ireland. McIlroy definitely seems to have the home-field advantage, but, when Woods is on his game, there is nobody out there as good as him.
Woods hit his first birdie of the day on the second hole, and then finished out the front nine with birdies on the seventh and ninth holes. That gave him a very nice three-under-par through the front nine, ranking him among the best of the day to that point. With three straight birdies on the 12th, 13th, and 14th, Woods found himself at six-under-par heading into the end of the back nine. A rough hole on 17 cost him a bogey, dropping him back to five-under-par, where he would finish the round. Six birdies on the first day of the 2010 Open Championship is not a bad way to start the tournament at all.
Woods will take to the course with a later tee time on Friday for round two play, giving him a bit of rest between finishing the first round and heading back on to the course. Woods’ tee time is 9:20 a.m. EST (6:20 a.m. PST), meaning that there will be full television coverage of his round-two performance on Friday morning. Joining his threesome on Friday are Justin Rose of England and Camilo Villegas of Colombia. In their first rounds on the course, Rose ended with a two-under-par 70, and Villegas finished with a very nice four-under-par 68. The threesome looks to be among the leaders for the full 2010 Open Championship, with each hoping to make a run on Rory McIlroy on Friday.
When he takes back to the course on Friday, Woods will continue his quest not to just do well at the 2010 Open Championship, but to hold off Phil Mickelson when it comes to the world golf rankings. Mickelson is still trying to overtake Woods, and this weekend provided another opportunity for him to do it in Scotland. During his first round on the course, though, Mickelson hasn’t been too impressive, and is way back in the field at this point.