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Key hole in first round of British Open

July 18, 2019
Northern Ireland's Rory McIlroy takes a drop shot after his ball landed in the long rough on the 1st hole during the first round of the British Open Golf Championships at Royal Portrush in Northern Ireland, Thursday, July 18, 2019.(AP Photo/Peter Morrison)
Northern Ireland's Rory McIlroy takes a drop shot after his ball landed in the long rough on the 1st hole during the first round of the British Open Golf Championships at Royal Portrush in Northern Ireland, Thursday, July 18, 2019.(AP Photo/Peter Morrison)

PORTRUSH, Northern Ireland (AP) — A look at the key hole Thursday in the first round of the British Open at Royal Portrush:

Hole: 1

Par: 4

Yards: 421

Stroke Average: 4.21

Ranking: 8

Hometown and betting favorite Rory McIlroy hit his opening tee shot out of bounds on his way to a quadruple-bogey 8. McIlroy would also triple bogey the 18th hole to shoot 8-over 79.

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