2021 British Open leaderboard: Live coverage, schedule, golf scores today in Round 1 on Thursday

The long wait for the 149th Open Championship is finally over. Two years after Shane Lowry captured the 148th edition of this tournament, 156 golfers will clash at Royal St. George’s for the last major championship of 2021. Storylines are abundant for Day 1 of this tournament, but foremost among them is that everyone still has hope for the first 18 holes. That’s what’s special about the first round of major championships.There are plenty of special potential narratives, too. Jon Rahm is trying to become just the fifth golfer since World War II to win both the U.S. Open and the Open Championship in the same year. Jordan Spieth is looking for his fourth major overall, while Brooks Koepka and Rory McIlroy are seeking for their fifth. Then there’s Dustin Johnson trying to avenge some heartbreak from the 2011 Open here in Sandwich, England.CBS Sports will update this story with scores and highlights from The Open below. Check out the live scores at the top of this story, a more detailed leaderboard, Round 1 tee times and our complete viewer’s guide.

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