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Watson Leads Pack At British Open

Tom Watson, the 59-year-old, five-time British open champion, surprised everyone by shooting a five-under 65 on the opening day of the 2009 British Open. Way back in 1977 Watson won "The Duel In The Sun" over his friend Jack Nicklaus. On Thursday Watson wowed audiences again, rarely making mistakes and managing to extricate himself when they did occur. It remains to be seen whether Watson will be able to maintain his high level of play through the next three rounds. Elsewhere on the course, Tiger Woods struggled to find his swing, at times throwing his clubs in frustration. Woods finished the day shooting 71.