Johnson grabs new clubhouse lead

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Dustin Johnson earned a one shot lead following his opening round at The Open Championship.

The American’s seven under 65 was enough to edge Robert Streb, Retief Goosen, Paul Lawrie and Jason Day who all finished on six under at St Andrews for the clubhouse lead.

The US Open runner-up played a flawless round, starting with birdies on the second and third. He then used his prodigious length to good effect on the par five fifth to reach the green in two and drain the eagle putt.

After another birdie on the short ninth, Johnson had two more gains on the back nine and a great par save from a tricky position on the 17th, which is playing difficult on day one at the Home of Golf.

Meanwhile, Jordan Spieth would birdie the last to finish on five under. The 2015 Masters and US Open winner had two bogeys on his card, along with seven birdies.

The birdie at the last was a surprise for the fans, as Spieth was way out of position, sitting more on the first fairway than the last. His approach was decent, but he holed a 13 footer with at least three feet of break for a final gain.

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