Jordan Spieth got his Open campaign off to a promising start at St Andrews on Thursday, but in the end he had to bow to playing partner Dustin Johnson.
Tiger Woods, meanwhile, had another round of major misery and is already facing a battle to avoid a third missed cut in the last four majors.
Spieth got the better of Johnson on the 18th hole last month when he added the US Open to his breakthrough win in April at the Masters.
But no hard feelings were evident between the American pair as they happily bantered away together and bagged birdies on a morning of low scoring.
Johnson moved out to seven-under 65, while Spieth sunk a snaking 20-footer for birdie at the last to finish at 67.
Published in The Express Tribune, July 17th, 2015.
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