McIlroy didn't do much on Thursday at the British Open besides tie the lowest career round in a major championship and become the first player ever in this Open to post a 63 in the first round. Ishikawa was off early at St. Andrews and got around in 68 shots.
Fowler? Fowler wasn't as lucky. Playing in his first Open Championship, the 21-year-old American shot a 7-over 79 when most of the field was seeing red by the bunches.
How did the round get so out of hand? Fowler, who went out in 37 shots, not a terrible start in your first British, was even par on his back nine heading to the par-4 15th. That was when young Rickie's wheels started to fly off.
A bogey on 15, followed by a triple-bogey on 16 and a double-bogey on 17 has Fowler in a scary position of being in last place after the first day. A score like that meansRead More »from Rickie Fowler gets a rude awakening to British Open golf