British Open at a glance


CARNOUSTIE, Scotland (AP) – A brief look at the first round of the British Open:

Leading: Sergio Garcia, who shot a 6-under 65

Just behind: Paul McGinley, two shots back after a 67. Five other players were another shot back.

Where’s Tiger? Tiger Woods shot a 69, highlighted by a 90-foot birdie putt on the 16th hole.

Sergio’s course: Garcia’s round was 24 shots better than the 89 he shot in his first round of the 1999 Open at Carnoustie.

Noteworthy: Woods has won his past seven major championships when breaking 70 in the first round.

Major champs: U.S. Open champion Angel Cabrera opened with a 68, while Masters champ Zach Johnson had a 73.

Also noteworthy: Garcia made seven birdies, six more than he made last year in the first two rounds.

Quoteworthy: “It was a weird drop. I was as surprised as anybody.” – Tiger Woods, on a favorable drop on the 10th hole.

Television (all times EDT): Today, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., TNT Sports