The Open’s first birdie

TURNBERRY, Scotland – For the record, the first birdie of the 134th British Open was made by Mark Calcavecchia when he made a 3 on the par-4 second. In the same group, 2005 U.S. Open champion Michael Campbell made a 5, for the first bogey of the championship.

It was a much better start for Calcavecchia then in 1994 when the Open Championship was last at Turnberry. The 1989 champion made a bogey on the first hole and finished 1-over par in the first round. He would go on to finish at T-11 with a solid weekend of 67-68, his third-best finish in the championship.

As a point of reference, the second hole was the 11th-most difficult in the 1994 championship.

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