McGladrey Classic

As expected, Dustin Johnson leads after first round at British Open

The weather held, sort of, and so did the expectations of fans for many of the current hot golfers in Thursday's first round of the British Open on the revered Old Course.

Dustin Johnson continued to hit the ball with the promise of superstardom to come. He led the tournament with a seven-under-par 65.

That was a shot ahead of six others: two-time U.S. Open champion Retief Goosen of South Africa; 28-year-old British Open first-timer Robert Streb of Chickasha, Okla.; Scotland's own '99 British winner Paul Lawrie, who like Goosen is 46; former Masters champion Zach Johnson; frequent tour contender Jason Day, and England's Danny Willett, who has missed the cut two of his three...