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Fowler makes up for lost time at Scottish Open

The American picked up where he left off in 2015 at the warm-up event for the British Open, avoiding trouble and rolling in five birdies at Dundonald Links to shoot a 5-under-par 67 in the first round. Fowler, who won the Scottish Open when it was held at Gullane, missed the 2016 tournament because of scheduling conflicts arising from the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, which clogged up the golfing calendar last summer. Padraig Harrington battled through the rain to roll in a 25-yard par putt from off the 16th green and chip in from the back of No. 17 to complete a 67, joining Fowler, Ian Poulter, Paul Peterson, Callum Shinkwin and Andrew Dodt. Reigning Open champion Stenson rebounded from a triple-bogey 7 on his first hole (No. 10) — after driving left into thick rough and needing three hacks to get the ball out — to shoot level par. From 4 over after four holes, McIlroy recovered to 1 over after 16, with three of his four birdies coming via tap-ins on par fives. Charles Howell III and Ollie Schniederjans each shot 8-under 63 in perfect morning conditions to share the first-round lead at the John Deere Classic in Silvis, Ill. The two-time PGA Tour winner lost a playoff to Kyle Stanley two weeks ago at the Quicken Loans National. Larry Mize birdied half the holes and shot an 8-under 64 for a one-stroke lead over three-time defending champion Bernhard Langer, Corey Pavin and Steve Flesch after the opening round of the Senior Players Championship in Owings Mills, Md.

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