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Ian Poulter lines up a putt on the first

Ian Poulter takes advantage of the benign conditions early on and sinks five birdies in 14 holes to move to one under

Ian Poulter reacts after a poor tee shot on 15

But his charge comes to an abrupt halt with a double on 15 and bogeys on 16 and 17 leave him three over after a 70

Luke Donald

Fellow Englishman Luke Donald picks up three shots in eight holes but bogeys the last four to drop back to six over

Justin Rose

Justin Rose rattles in six birdies in a four under par 67 to put himself in contention at one under for the Championship

Tiger Woods misses his par putt on the second

Tiger Woods drops a shot on two, but responds with birdies on four and five and seven to move to one under par

A golf spectator sits on the ground after being struck by a ball hit by Tiger Woods

Spectator Jennifer Wilson gets a little too close to the action when her head intercepts an errant shot from Woods on six

Zach Johnson on the 18th green

Zach Johnson meanwhile cards the first bogey-free round of the day with a three under par 68 to leave him one over

Sweden's Pelle Edberg

Sweden's Pelle Edberg trumps Johnson with a birdie at the last to record an error-free 67 and a one-under par total

Chris DiMarco plays out of the rough

America's Chris DiMarco is also in fine form draining seven birdies on his way to a 66 and three under par overall

Steve Stricker

And Steve Stricker is off to a great start - five birdies on the front nine catapults him into second on four under

Northern Ireland amateur Rory McIlroy

The sole amateur left in the tournament, Rory McIlroy, shoots a respectable 73 to leave himself four over

Sergio Garcia acknowledges the crowd after a birdie on the first hole

Overnight leader Sergio Garcia rolls in a birdie at the first and extends his advantage with two more on eight and 11

Tiger Woods plays out of a bunker on 10

Woods scraps his way round the inward nine, but finishes with four pars for a 69 and is still in touch at one under

Miguel Angel Jimenez studies a putt on the first hole

Miguel Angel Jimenez puts in a steady front nine with eight pars and a birdie but a double bogey on 14 halts his progress

Steve Stricker celebrates making par on 15

Stricker bags two more birdies on the back nine to equal the course record of 64 at Carnoustie and move to six under par

Ireland's Paul McGinley (left) and Padraig Harrington (right) both shoot 68

Irish duo Paul McGinley and Padraig Harrington record four birdies and a bogey to join several players on three under

South Africa's Ernie Els and England's Paul Broadhurst join a group on three under

They include Ernie Els and Paul Broadhurst who spur each other to 68s after taking eight and seven respectively at six

Sergio Garcia (left) shakes the hand of the photographer he hit with a wayward shot

Garcia's first miscue occurs on the 17th - a photographer captures the moment, but not in the way he would have liked

Korea's KJ Choi

Korea's KJ Choi drops to three under after finding Barry Burn at the last to leave him six off the pace in joint third

Sergio Garcia celebrates sinking a birdie

Garcia continues to set the pace though with a bogey-free 68 to move to nine under and a three shot lead over Stricker



SEE ALSO
The Open day two photos
20 Jul 07 |  Golf
The Open day one photos
19 Jul 07 |  Golf


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