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Tiger Woods and Jordan Spieth fail to shine as lesser Open lights sparkle

• American Kevin Kisner leads Open after five-under 66
• Rory McIlroy three back, alongside Danny Willett

We spent all of Thursday waiting for a sprinkling of gold dust upon the 147th Open Championship. It ultimately failed to arrive but Rory McIlroy remains in the hunt, three shots off the lead. When two under par after just four holes, Tiger Woods seemed sure to deliver. At three under and only two from the lead, the defending champion Jordan Spieth supplied blue-chip hope. Justin Thomas revelled in the switch from Carnasty to Carfasty. But what the Open Championship giveth, it revels in taking away; especially here.

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