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British Open

Zach Johnson enters 2d round with 1-shot lead

GULLANE, Scotland — The sun beat down on Muirfield, and a generation of golfers raised on all the newfangled technology did not quite know how to cope. Several of the younger players in the British Open field reacted Thursday as if they were at Gullane Beach and their electronic tablets had been rendered useless by the glare.

Some in the under-40 set complained about how the baked greens were impossible to read, and how their melon-headed drivers were useless on a course made firm and fast by the sun.

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