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Zach Johnson shoots 1 under to start the British Open

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Zach Johnson got off to a blistering start in the first round of the British Open, shooting three under par through the first ten holes with three birdies and seven pars.

But Johnson, who finished eighth in the 2013 Open Championships, struggled on the back nine, making three bogies in one six-hole stretch.

Johnson finished his round with a birdie and goes into the second round 1 under par. 

Johnson is five shots behind first round leader Rory McIlroy, who shot 6 under, while Tiger Woods - playing in his first major of the year -- is three under par.

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