The morning's marquee group provided a few theatrics at the 390-yard, par-4 11th hole, its second of the day. Padraig Harrington stuck his approach about four feet away and nailed the birdie putt to go 1-under. Phil Mickelson's pitching wedge flew the green badly, winding up in the back bunker. But he came out about six or seven feet below the hole and made his first par-saving putt of the week, which always in the key in an Open. Y.E. Yang blew a par putt of less than three feet to bogey.
Denmark's Soren Kjeldsen has moved into the early lead at 2-under through four holes. Defending U.S. Open champion Lucas Glover started the same way he did last year at Bethpage Black -- with a bogey. A lot of people like K.J. Choi, but he the Korean bogeyed three of his first five holes.