British Open 2011 LIVE UPDATES: Open Championship First Round

07/14/2011 08:09 am ET | Updated Sep 13, 2011

The 2011 British Open kicked off on Thursday at 4 a.m. ET. Denmark's Thomas Bjorn finished the first round with a two-stroke lead at 5-under with a 65. Rory McIlroy, the heavy favorite, is struggling to get back to even. Will the U.S. Open champion gain some momentum heading into the second round? Or will an American like Phil Mickelson or Bubba Watson get off to a good start at Royal St. George's in Sandwich, England. Follow our British Open live blog for updates!

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