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The signs still said the Open and Royal St. George's but, other than that, the place was virtually unrecognizable and absurdly wet.
He'll come out in his Sunday best, decked out in orange from head to toe. That's what Rickie Fowler does, though so far his fashion has been better than his golf when it really counts.
A day that began with howling rain and wind ended in bright sunshine, a turn of meteorological fortune that helped sort out a bunched-up field at the British Open.
Rickie Fowler led an American charge up the leaderboard on a day when the weather roared at Royal St. George's.
His shots weren't great, but at least they were quick. In fact, if Rory McIlroy's pace on the British Open's first day had to be described in one word, it would be "speedy." And that is no small mercy in a sport that can sometimes feel as painfully slow as water torture.
A player from Northern Ireland charged up the leaderboard at the British Open.
Even if only partly believable, the Tom Lewis story is a dreamy one: valiant amateur who still lives at home with his parents (mum says he always keeps his room impeccably tidy) upstaging the gnarly, mega-rich Goliaths of golf at the sport's oldest major.
His work done for the day, Darren Clarke trudged into the media center to explain how a portly 42-year-old guy with gray hair was somehow able to escape the wilds of the British Open when a wave of youngsters half his age weren't nearly as successful.
On a sunny day when the old-timers shined, the kid made sure he was right in the thick of things at the British Open.