Luke Donald had an underwhelming first day at Royal Lytham & Saint Annes Golf Club considering his lofty standing as the world's top-ranked player, but he can get back into contention with a stronger performance on Friday. On Thursday, the Northwestern grad shot an even 70 in the first round at the Open Championship.
Donald starts at 3:42 a.m. CT, which equates to a 9:42 a.m. start time across the pond in England. He's once again paired with Geoff Ogilvy and Phil Mickelson, who had a brutally disappointing first day at the Open. The sport's most famous lefty shot 3-over, putting him in a serious hole as he looks for another major championship.
Illinois grad Steve Stricker starts right after Donald at 3:53 a.m. CT, once again paired with Toru Taniguchi and Anders Hansen.