Newspaper article The Evening Standard (London, England)

Leading after the First Round Does Not Guarantee Success

Newspaper article The Evening Standard (London, England)

Leading after the First Round Does Not Guarantee Success

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ZACH JOHNSON The American will be hoping to walk away with the Claret Jug after seizing the advantage at this year's Open but history is against him. Of the 121 Opens contested over 72 holes, the first-round leader has won on only 24 occasions and it's been eight years since the feat was last achieved. Standard Sport looks at three opening day stars who continued to sparkle and one who burned out.

TIGER WOODS 2005 St Andrews 1st rnd lead: one-shot Not only is Woods the last first-round leader to take the title he is also the last of six players in Open history to lead the tournament from start to finish. The home fans were roaring on Colin Montgomerie but he could do nothing to stop the Woods charge, eventually finishing five shots off the American in second place.

JOHN DALY 1995 St Andrews 1st rnd lead: four-way tie The Wild Thing held his nerve to claim a second Major. Going into final day four shots off the lead, Daly closed with a one-under par 71 to force a four-hole play-off against Costantino Rocca. …

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