July 17
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After the first round of the British Open, Rory McIlroy is in the lead with 66, but a hungry Tiger Woods is right on his trail. Playing in just his first major of the year, Tiger worked his way out of a rough start to finish at 69, tying for 10th place. Woods opened the round with two bogeys, but quickly rebounded, showing signs of his old self as he improved his score. This is Tiger's third competitive match since his back surgery in March, and he's hoping to win his first major championship in six years. The last time he was able to win in Liverpool goes even farther back to 2006, but if he's able to keep up the level of play we saw today, Tiger could very well be on his way to his 15th title. In the meantime, McIlroy is in charge, but he's been known to have bad luck in second rounds, so it remains to be seen if he'll hang on. Hit the jump for a full recap of all the shoes worn by the day's top players.

Riley Jones is a freelance writer from Charlottesville, VA and a contributor to Sneaker Report. With an unshakable affinity for basketball and all things pop culture, he can be found on Twitter @rchrstphr.

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Image via Getty Images/Stuart Franklin

Edoardo Molinari Ties at 3rd in the adizero Sport II

Shoe: adidas adizero Sport II
Player: Edoardo Molinari
Game: The Open Championship
Key Stat: 68

$120

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Image via Getty Images/Stuart Franklin

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Image via Getty Images/Mike Ehrmann

Brooks Koepka Shoots 68 in the Footjoy Icon

Shoe: Footjoy Icon
Player: Brooks Koepka
Game: The Open Championship
Key Stat: 68

$270

Image via Getty Images/Mike Ehrmann
Image via Getty Images/Mike Ehrmann

Image via Getty Images/PETER MUHLY/AFP
Image via Getty Images/PETER MUHLY/AFP

Adam Scott Starts Strong in the Footjoy DNA BOA

Shoe: Footjoy DNA BOA
Player: Adam Scott
Game: The Open Championship
Key Stat: 68

$240

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Image via Getty Images/PETER MUHLY/AFP

Image via Getty Images/PETER MUHLY/AFP
Image via Getty Images/PETER MUHLY/AFP

Tiger Woods Bounces Back in the TW '14

Shoe: Nike TW '14
Player: Tiger Woods
Game: The Open Championship
Key Stat: 69

$180

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Image via Getty Images/PETER MUHLY/AFP

Image via Getty Images/PETER MUHLY/AFP
Image via Getty Images/PETER MUHLY/AFP

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Image via Getty Images/Stuart Franklin

Sergio Garcia Opens with 68 in the adizero Tour

Shoe: adidas adizero Tour
Player: Sergio Garcia
Game: The Open Championship
Key Stat: 68

$90

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Image via Getty Images/Stuart Franklin

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Image via Getty Images/Matthew Lewis

Rory McIlroy Leads British Open in the Lunar Control

Shoe: Nike Lunar Control
Player: Rory McIlroy
Game: The Open Championship
Key Stat: 66

$160

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Image via Getty Images/PETER MUHLY/AFP

Image via Getty Images/PETER MUHLY/AFP
Image via Getty Images/PETER MUHLY/AFP

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Image via Getty Images/Stuart Franklin

Matteo Manassero Hangs Onto 2nd Place in the Callaway X Nitro

Shoe: Callaway X Nitro
Player: Matteo Manassero
Game: The Open Championship
Key Stat: 67

$110

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Image via Getty Images/Stuart Franklin

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Image via Getty Images/Mike Ehrmann

Marc Leishman Ties with Tiger in the Footjoy DNA

Shoe: Footjoy DNA
Player: Marc Leishman
Game: The Open Championship
Key Stat: 69

$220

Image via Getty Images/Mike Ehrmann
Image via Getty Images/Mike Ehrmann

 

Riley Jones is a freelance writer from Charlottesville, VA and a contributor to Sneaker Report. With an unshakable affinity for basketball and all things pop culture, he can be found on Twitter @rchrstphr.

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