The world number one, who helped Europe ease to victory over
the United States last weekend, made one birdie and two bogeys
at Carnoustie, one of the three Scottish courses hosting the
Scotland's Stephen Gallacher, who lost both his matches at the
Ryder Cup, found his form with a four-under-par 68, four shots
behind leader Oliver Wilson of England.
Victorious Ryder Cup captain Paul McGinley had to settle for a
72 on his return to action after masterminding the win over the
United States at Gleneagles.
Frenchman Victor Dubuisson, who contributed 2 1/2 points to
Europe's victory as a rookie, opened with a 71, three shots
better than another struggling Ryder Cup team mate, Martin
Kaymer of Germany.
Former British Open champion Padraig Harrington carded a 66 to
climb to joint third place on the leaderboard, level with fellow
Irishman Shane Lowry, one stroke behind Frenchman Raphael
Jacquelin and two adrift of Wilson.
The other two courses hosting the tournament are St Andrews and
(Reporting by Ed Osmond; editing by Justin Palmer)
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