Gleneagles – They’re off at last

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Two Englishmen charged into the early lead when the fog-delayed Johnnie Walker Championship finally got away.

England’s Miles Tunnicliff and Matthew Nixon charged into the early lead when the fog-delayed Johnnie Walker Championship finally got away at Gleneagles this morning.

Both quickly went to two under, Tunnicliff after three holes, and Nixon after two, with Ireland’s Peter Lawrie a shot back after three holes leading a chasing pack of five at 1-under.

Earlier heavy fog had delayed the start of the first round by more than 2½hours.

Visibility was so bad on a course due to host the Ryder Cup when it returns to Europe in 2014, that tournament Officials initially put back the day’s scheduled 07h30 (BST) start by two hours, but when 09h30 came and went and conditions were still not conducive to tournament golf, they delayed it a further half-hour to 10h00.

The first group eventually teed off in a championship being defended by Edoardo Molinari at 10h10.

NB: You can keep up to date with the leaders’ scores by following the Gleneagles leaderboard on our home page.

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