Jordan Spieth leads the way, but Branden Grace was the star of the third round at the British Open.
Steady first rounds from Michael Hendry and Ryan Fox ensured they stayed in contention on the opening day of the 146th Open golf championship at Royal Birkdale.
Americans Jordan Spieth, Brooks Koepka and Matt Kuchar have claimed one shot leads at the British Open.
A leading golf association triggered criticism after tightening rules over what female golf players are allowed to wear on the fairway, banning leggings, short skirts and "plunging necklines."
South Korean women's golf domination presented a new face on Sunday in US Women's Open winner Park Sung-hyun, whose long-hitting and ultra-aggressive style set her apart from many compatriots.
Ryan Fox is within touching distance of the lead after the third round of the European Tour's Scottish golf Open.
Six holes into her second round at the US Open it seemed Lydia Ko would be battling to make the cut.
Lydia Ko is in a tie for second place after the opening round of the US Open.
A 14-year-old amateur from Thailand won on the Ladies European Tour on Sunday, supplanting Lydia Ko as the youngest champion on the circuit.
There will be at least two Kiwi golfers at this month's British Open at Royal Birkdale.
Otago Blue captain Brandon Hodgson was the star player in this year's metropolitan senior A pennant series which finished with his team beating St Clair Blue in the final at Balmacewen on Saturday.
The New Zealand Open will be jointly sanctioned by the PGA Tour of Australasia and the Asian Tour over the next two years.
American Brooks Koepka held firm against buffeting winds and crushing pressure to claim a sensational four-shot victory at the US Open.
Otago Blue will go forward to the provincial pennant finals in October after beating defending champion St Clair Blue 4½ to-1½ at Balmacewen on Saturday.
Justin Thomas carded the lowest sub-par round ever at a US Open but still surrendered the third-round lead to fellow American Brian Harman.
Paul Casey rode a rollercoaster to a four-way share of second-round lead at the US Open on Friday but it was the end of the line for the world's three top-ranked players.
Rickie Fowler has fired a record-equalling seven-under-par 65 to seize a two-shot clubhouse lead in today's first round of the US Open.
New Zealand's Lydia Ko has been reinstated as world number one.
Ariya Jutanugarn will replace Lydia Ko as the top ranked player in women's golf after her rival for number one spot, South Korea's Ryu So-yeon, missed the cut at the ShopRite LPGA Classic in New Jersey.
Lydia Ko's reign as women's golf's world number one will end on Monday.