Streb tied for 2nd after round one at Open Championship

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United States’ Robert Streb lines up a putt on the 14th green during the first round of the British Open Golf Championship at the Old Course, St. Andrews, Scotland, Thursday, July 16, 2015. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)

ST. ANDREWS, Scotland (AP) – Dustin Johnson is the leader at the British Open.

But let’s give some props to Zach Johnson and Danny Willett, who might’ve turned in the best rounds Thursday.

Playing in the afternoon, when the wind picked up considerably at St. Andrews and so did the scores, Johnson and Willett still managed to shoot 6-under 66, leaving them both just one shot off the lead.

Zach Johnson, winner of the 2007 Masters, had a shot at the top spot until he made his first bogey of the round at the tough 17th hole. He barely made the massive green with his approach shot, chipped up past the hole, and missed a 12-footer coming back to save par.

He bounded back with a birdie at the 18th.

Willett, a 27-year-old Englishman who plays on the European Tour, had an eagle at the par-4 10th and only one bogey on his card. He, too, closed with a birdie at the final hole to pull within one shot of Dustin Johnson.

Playing in the morning, when conditions were much calmer, the leader shot a 65.

Robert Streb is one of six golfers tied for second at (-6).

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