HOYLAKE, England — Now, he waits.
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David Hearn got his “welcome to the Open” moment out of the way on his very first shot Thursday morning at Royal Liverpool.
Playing alongside past Open Championship winners Nick Faldo and Todd Hamilton, being introduced by the iconic Ivor Robson’s melodic tenor voice on the No. 1 tee, and following Faldo’s iron shot played safely into the fairway, the 35-year-old late entry from Brantford, Ont., promptly drove it into the rough.
“I said to my caddie, we knew we were going to hit it into the rough at some point, so we got it out of the way early,” said Hearn, after an encouraging round of two-under-par 70 in his first-ever competitive experience on a links course.
Graham DeLaet did all he could to shoot…
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