British Open glance
TROON, Scotland (AP) A look at the first round Thursday in the British Open at Royal Troon Golf Club (all times EDT):
LEADING: Phil Mickelson had a 16-foot birdie lip out on the final hole, giving him an 8-under 73. That tied a major championship record.
TRAILING: Martin Kaymer and Patrick Reed were at 66.
LEFTY'S MARK: Mickelson became the 26th player to record a 63 in a major championship, and the ninth player at the British Open.
HISTORICALLY SPEAKING: Of the seven previous players to open with a 63 in a major championship, only Jack Nicklaus (1980 U.S. Open) and Raymond Floyd (1982 PGA Championship) went on to win.
NOT SO FAB FOUR: The top four players in the world were a combined even par. Rory McIlroy shot 69, Jordan Spieth and Dustin Johnson shot 71 and Jason Day had 73.
SHOT OF THE DAY: Louis Oosthuizen had a hole-in-one on the 14th hole.
KEY STATISTIC: Americans have won the last six times the British Open was at Royal Troon. Of the top 11 players on the leaderboard Thursday, eight were Americans.
NOTEWORTHY: Fifty players broke par in the opening round.
QUOTEWORTHY: ''All those highlights, and I feel like crying.'' – Phil Mickelson during a television interview that showed his birdies.
FRIDAY FORECAST: Rain with 20 mph wind, with a chance for brief clearing in the afternoon.
TELEVISION: Friday, Golf Channel (1:30 a.m.-4 p.m.).
FEATURED GROUPS: 3:25 a.m. – Phil Mickelson, Lee Westwood, Ernie Els; 4:03 a.m. – Dustin Johnson, Russell Knox, Martin Kaymer; 9:04 a.m. – Jordan Spieth, Justin Rose, Shane Lowry; 9:26 a.m. Danny Willett, Rickie Fowler, Jason Day; 9:37 a.m. Rory McIlroy, Hideki Matsuyama, Bubba Watson.