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Jordan Spieth stays breezy, Tom Watson feels a chill on eve of British Open

Jordan Spieth stays breezy, Tom Watson feels a chill on eve of British Open

They've been playing golf here on the Old Course since the 1400s. Sometime later in that century, Christopher Columbus discovered America. The 144th British Open, known in Europe simply as "the Open," was well underway Thursday about the time the United States was awakening to its workday. By its grand finale Sunday, over a course that is set up to play around 7,300 yards — with wind, it can feel like 9,000 —the expected story lines range from weather to retirement to youth. Weather is almost always a story at St. Andrews. The legendary Old Course, hosting this championship for the 29th time, is located off the wind-swept North Sea. Sometimes, the winds...

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