Draftkings fantasy golf picks: British Open 2018

SLC native Tony Finau stays in hunt at British Open with even-par 71 Friday at Carnoustie Golf Links

Woods says British Open has become best shot at a major

Discussing this year's Open as his best chance for another major, Woods said: "As far as long term, certainly, I would say yes because of the fact that you don't have to be long to play on a links-style golf course, and look what Tom (Watson) did at Turnberry at 59, I believe he was", Woods said.

He kept the tape on the entire round, although it did not appear to affect his play.

Phil Mickelson opened with a 73, while Tiger Woods had an afternoon tee time.

Among the big ticket players who started strongly are Rory McIlroy, Justin Thomas and Jon Rahm (69s) on a day when 31 players broke par in mostly windless conditions.

Just behind that group are Players Champion, Webb Simpson, recent PGA Tour victor Kevin Na, last year's runner-up to Jordan Spieth, Matt Kuchar, along with Rickie Fowler, former Open Champion, Henrik Stenson, as well as one of our sleepers, Alex Noren.

Former Open victor Sandy Lyle went off first on Thursday, and he told Golf Channel what he thinks the victor will eventually land at.

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"To have the opportunity to come back to play here in Scotland again, I've said this before throughout this year, it's been a blessing".

"I've struggled on slower greens throughout my entire career and it's one of the reasons I really like the fact this putter has grooves in".

"If I can keep it in the fairway, I feel like I can control my golf ball around the green", he said.

Spieth found himself in a spot of bother at the par-three 8th when he chose to take on the huge bunker protecting the green in front of him with the flat stick. "It's no big deal". It gave him a one-shot lead and little more than bragging rights in the house of stars where he is staying.

"But the misses toward the end were the exact misses that I've been having and I'm working away from". We'll go through that from most expensive to the value picks, then make our way to looking at some different lineups that you may use or base yours off of.

"I have putted a little bit better", said the 2000, 2005 and 2006 British Open champion. A year ago at Royal Birkdale he missed the cut after those two fourths. Most importantly, maybe, he played the nasty final three holes in even par on a day where they were playing more than a stroke over par in the aggregate. Normally, if it does blow that hard or it does rain that hard, usually there's some kind of lightning involved, and you've got to have a stoppage of play. He shot 41 on the front nine.

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