Royal Birkdale( CNN) In the condition version of rock, paper, scissors — wind trounces rain, both overpower sun.

The British Open went flogs of gale and downpour Friday, sowing the wishes of numerous across the dunes of Royal Birkdale and drowning the fantasy of others.

Out of the afternoon deluge, first-round governor Jordan Spieth emerged with a one-under 69 for six under and a two-shot cushion over fellow American Matt Kuchar.

Henrik Stenson proceeds jet-skiing with the Claret Jug

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