SOUTHPORT, England — A look at the key hole Thursday in the first round of the British Open:

HOLE: 17.

YARDAGE: 567.

PAR: 5.

STROKE AVERAGE: 4.5.

RANK: 18.

KEY FACT: Both Jordan Spieth and Brooks Koepka birdied the hole, the easiest on the course, to get to 5 under, where they shared the lead with Matt Kuchar. Kuchar missed a 6-footer for birdie on the hole that would have given him the outright lead.

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