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Cameron Young leading after first round at 2022 Open Championship

The American was terrific in tough conditions at the 150th Open Championship on Thursday. Can he hang on with 54 holes to play?

Cameron Young of the United States reacts on the eighteenth green during Day One of The 150th Open at St Andrews Old Course on July 14, 2022 in St Andrews, Scotland. Photo by Harry How/Getty Images

Following a blistering -8 64 in the first round of the 2022 Open Championship, Cameron Young holds a two-shot lead after 18 holes from the Old Course at St Andrews.

Young’s eight-birdie, zero-bogey round benefitted from a favorable tee time and better conditions than those with later tee times had on Thursday, but that shouldn’t sully a tremendous round that has the Wake Forest graduate now the third choice to win the Claret Jug at DraftKings Sportsbook.

Rory McIlory trails Young on the leaderboard at -6 and is alone in second place. But the four-time major winner has won 21 events on the PGA TOUR, whereas Young’s best performance is T2 in three different events this season.

The pre-tournament favorite McIlroy stands at +360 to win, down from his +900 before today’s round. Australia’s Cameron Smith is -5 on the leaderboard, and his price of +700 makes him the second choice to win, with Young is at +800 despite his Thursday night lead. 2022 Masters Champions Scottie Scheffler is -4, but is also at +800 as well.

Here is the complete leaderboard following the opening round of the 2022 Open Championship from St Andrews.

2022 Open Championship Leaderboard

Place Player Score Sunday's Round Thru
Place Player Score Sunday's Round Thru
1 Rory McIlroy -18 -2 10
2 Cameron Smith -16 -4 11
T3 Cameron Young -15 -3 11
T3 Viktor Hovland -15 +1 F
5 Dustin Johnson -13 -3 13
T6 Brian Harman -12 -5 16
T6 Tommy Fleetwood -12 -3 13
T8 Sadom Kaewkanjana -11 -7 F
T8 Abraham Ancer -11 -7 F
T8 Dean Burmester -11 -6 F
T8 Bryson DeChambeau -11 -5 17
T8 Tyrrell Hatton -11 -4 16
T8 Jordan Spieth -11 -3 14
T8 Adam Scott -11 -2 13
T8 Matt Fitzpatrick -11 -2 13
T16 Lucas Herbert -10 -5 F
T16 Xander Schauffele -10 -5 F
T16 Anthony Quayle -10 -5 F
T16 Francesco Molinari -10 -4 17
T16 Trey Mullinax -10 -4 16
T16 Kevin Kisner -10 -3 15
T16 Patrick Cantlay -10 -2 14
T16 Si Woo Kim -10 +1 12
T24 Billy Horschel -9 -5 F
T24 Min Woo Lee -9 -4 F
T24 Scottie Scheffler -9 +2 12
T27 Tony Finau -8 -6 F
T27 Corey Conners -8 -5 F
T27 Harold Varner III -8 -4 F
T27 Will Zalatoris -8 -3 F
T27 Dylan Frittelli -8 -2 F
T27 Shane Lowry -8 -1 16
T27 Thomas Pieters -8 -1 15
T34 Thomas Detry -7 -4 F
T34 Robert MacIntyre -7 -4 F
T34 Talor Gooch -7 -3 F
T34 Lee Westwood -7 -3 F
T34 Sahith Theegala -7 -2 F
T34 Jon Rahm -7 -2 F
T34 Victor Perez -7 -2 F
T34 Aaron Wise -7 -1 F
T42 Sam Burns -6 -8 F
T42 Jason Kokrak -6 -4 F
T42 Thriston Lawrence -6 -3 F
T42 Adrian Meronk -6 -3 F
T42 Chris Kirk -6 -2 F
T47 Garrick Higgo -5 -6 F
T47 Patrick Reed -5 -5 F
T47 Jordan L Smith -5 -5 F
T47 Yuto Katsuragawa -5 -3 F
T47 Joohyung Kim -5 -1 F
T47 Filippo Celli -5 -1 F
T53 Joaquin Niemann -4 -4 F
T53 Danny Willett -4 -3 F
T53 Robert Dinwiddie -4 -3 F
T53 Lars Van Meijel -4 -3 F
T53 Justin Thomas -4 -2 F
T53 Paul Casey -4 -2 F
T53 Jason Scrivener -4 -2 F
T53 Brad Kennedy -4 E F
T53 Nicolai Hojgaard -4 +1 F
T62 Cameron Tringale -3 -3 F
T62 Sebastián Muñoz -3 -2 F
T62 John Parry -3 E F
T62 David Carey -3 +1 F
T62 Ian Poulter -3 +2 F
T62 Russell Henley -3 +3 F
T68 Hideki Matsuyama -2 -5 F
T68 Sergio Garcia -2 +1 F
T68 Christiaan Bezuidenhout -2 +2 F
T68 Richard Mansell -2 +2 F
T72 David Law -1 -3 F
T72 Kurt Kitayama -1 +1 F
T74 Marcus Armitage E +2 F
T74 Justin De Los Santos E +2 F
T76 Wyndham Clark +1 -3 F
T76 Adri Arnaus +1 E F
T79 Laurie Canter +2 +1 F
T79 Barclay Brown (a) +2 +2 F
T81 Sam Bairstow (a) +4 +3 F
T81 Sungjae Im +4 -3 F
83 Jamie Rutherford +8 +2 F
CUT Henrik Stenson +1 -- --
CUT Justin Harding +1 -- --
CUT Louis Oosthuizen +1 -- --
CUT Keith Mitchell +1 -- --
CUT Max Homa +1 -- --
CUT Webb Simpson +1 -- --
CUT Ben Campbell +1 -- --
CUT Brandon Wu +1 -- --
CUT Jamie Donaldson +1 -- --
CUT Ernie Els +1 -- --
CUT Scott Vincent +1 -- --
CUT Collin Morikawa +1 -- --
CUT Takumi Kanaya +1 -- --
CUT Zander Lombard +1 -- --
CUT Ryan Fox +2 -- --
CUT Richard Bland +2 -- --
CUT Emiliano Grillo +2 -- --
CUT Matthew Griffin +2 -- --
CUT Chan Kim +2 -- --
CUT K.H. Lee +2 -- --
CUT J.T. Poston +2 -- --
CUT Matthew Jordan +2 -- --
CUT Alexander Björk +2 -- --
CUT Shaun Norris +3 -- --
CUT Aaron Rai +3 -- --
CUT Keita Nakajima (a) +3 -- --
CUT Padraig Harrington +3 -- --
CUT Keegan Bradley +3 -- --
CUT John Catlin +3 -- --
CUT Guido Migliozzi +3 -- --
CUT John Daly +3 -- --
CUT Zach Johnson +3 -- --
CUT Matt Ford +3 -- --
CUT Bernd Wiesberger +4 -- --
CUT Kevin Na +4 -- --
CUT Min-gyu Cho +4 -- --
CUT Ashley Chesters +4 -- --
CUT Brooks Koepka +4 -- --
CUT Seamus Power +4 -- --
CUT Rikuya Hoshino +4 -- --
CUT Mackenzie Hughes +4 -- --
CUT Haotong Li +5 -- --
CUT Fabrizio Zanotti +5 -- --
CUT Stewart Cink +5 -- --
CUT Kazuki Higa +5 -- --
CUT Mito Pereira +5 -- --
CUT Phil Mickelson +5 -- --
CUT Luke List +5 -- --
CUT Sihwan Kim +5 -- --
CUT Marco Penge +5 -- --
CUT Aldrich Potgieter (a) +6 -- --
CUT Gary Woodland +6 -- --
CUT Marc Leishman +6 -- --
CUT Harris English +6 -- --
CUT Minkyu Kim +6 -- --
CUT Tom Hoge +6 -- --
CUT Oliver Farr +6 -- --
CUT Dimi Papadatos +7 -- --
CUT Jorge Fernández Valdés +7 -- --
CUT Ronan Mullarney +7 -- --
CUT Paul Lawrie +7 -- --
CUT Stephen Dodd +7 -- --
CUT Sam Horsfield +8 -- --
CUT Shugo Imahira +8 -- --
CUT Tiger Woods +9 -- --
CUT Sepp Straka +9 -- --
CUT Darren Clarke +10 -- --
CUT Jack Floydd +10 -- --
CUT Jediah Morgan +11 -- --
CUT Alex Wrigley +11 -- --
CUT David Duval +12 -- --
CUT Pablo Larrazabal +12 -- --
CUT Mark Calcavecchia +21 -- --

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