On a J-8-2 flop, Dan Ott bet and called Scott Blumstein's shove with A-J against Blumstein's Q-10.Board runs out 6-A, Ott now at 36.85m.
Steven Saunders ESPN UK
Jon Rahm escaped a two-shot penalty after inadvertently moving his ball in the rough on the 17th because he "had acted in good faith". The R&A explained he had "moved a root believing it to be dead and therefore a loose impediment." It was still live, but after consultation with rules officials and playing partner Lee Westwood, the two strokes were reinstated post-round.
Bob Harig ESPN Senior Writer
Phil Mickelson, who shot 17 under par at Royal Troon last year and still finished 3 strokes behind winner Henrik Stenson, failed to make a birdie during the first round at Royal Troon, shooting 73. It was the first time Mickelson did not make a birdie or eagle in any major championship round since the last day of the 2012 U.S. Open at the Olympic Club. The last time at the Open? The first round in 1999 at Carnoustie. Mickelson also failed to make a birdie earlier this year during the second round of the Dean & DeLuca Invitational and the third round of the Players Championship.
Jason Sobel @JasonSobelESPN
Opening-round 68 for Kent Bulle from Glasgow. A (sort-of) local boy? Uh, not exactly. That would be Glasgow, Kentucky.
Michael Collins ESPN Senior Writer
Pick a name, any name... as long as it's inside the top ten there's a good chance you're picking the winner. The current streak is 14 straight from inside the top ten. The last time a major champion was outside the top ten after round 1? 2013 PGA Championship winner Jason Dufner. Outside the top 20? 2012 U.S. Open champ Webb Simpson.