We start at the scottish Open and Rory Mcilroy stormed out of the blocks with a course record 64 at Royal Aberdeen. The northern irishman carded 8 birdies to finish 7 under par to set the pace exactly a week before the 143rd Open Championship at Hoylake.
Rory has had an up and down year winning the BMW Championship at Wentworth and then missing the cut at his home Irish Open. He has also developed a nasty habit of following a good round with a poor one so he will be hoping to back up his performance yesterday with a solid friday round.
To the Women’s British Open at Royal Birkdale now and Ayako Uehara leads the way at 4 under with a first round 68. After starting with a bogey at the first she hit five birdies to lead america’s Mo Martin by a stroke.
World Number 1 Stacey Lewis had an up and down round including 3 bogeys and four birdies to finish three strokes off the pace.
US Open winner Michelle Wie struggled round the Lanacashire course to end up seven strokes of the pace and tied 45th.
And finally ESPN have announced that they will dedicate a whole Channel to Tiger Wood’s first Major Championship of 2014. The network says the feed will follow Woods exclusively for each round at least until friday and switch to other players if he is to miss the cut. Ratings for the Masters and The US Open plummeted without Tiger on the screens so broadcasters everywhere will be trying to capitalise on his place in the Open field.
That’s all for this week, over the weekend you can find us on twitter @golfingworld TV and look out for photos and video from the Scottish Open and women’s open on our facebook and instagram.