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Kevin Kisner feels right at home after an opening-round 66 and a one-shot lead at the British Open

Kevin Kisner feels right at home after an opening-round 66 and a one-shot lead at the British Open

Clearly, Kevin Kisner is hanging out with the right crowd.

The 34-year-old American with a relatively modest resume — two wins on the PGA Tour — is sharing a house in Carnoustie with some of the best players in the game, among them Jordan Spieth, Justin Thomas, Jason Dufner, Zach Johnson, Jimmy Walker and Rickie Fowler.

That means the housemates have won a combined eight major championships, with Fowler and Kisner being the only ones who haven’t contributed to that count.

But Kisner took an impressive step in that direction Thursday, shooting a five-under-par 66 to take a one-stroke lead in the first round of the British Open.

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