• As the sun rose over the Royal Liverpool course, David Howell got the 143rd edition of golf's oldest major tournament underway
  • There was also an early start for Tiger Woods, who ended with a bogey on the opening two holes
  • Rory McIlroy made a bright start with three birdies on the front nine
  • Darren Clarke hit the bunker on the fifth before rescuing to finish on par for the day
  • It was a frustrating opening day for Luke Donald, who ended the round one over par
  • Home favourite Ian Poulter battled to one over par on the opening day
  • Defending Open champion Phil Mickelson reached the halfway point on par after cancelling out an earlier bogey with a birdie two at the ninth
  • Marshal Bill Davies was lucky enough to receive a signed ball from Rickie Fowler...
  • ...Although the American was looking for a quick escape after finishing three under par
  • Spaniard Sergio Garcia hit a bunker on the 16th, but it did not prevent him from reaching the clubhouse at four under
  • Woods wrestled his way back with six birdies on his way to three under for the day
  • Matteo Manassero made large strides with a round of 67
  • Francesco Molinari reached the clubhouse at four under par and was quickly joined by his brother, Eduardo, on the same score
  • American Jim Furyk was another one of the five men tied on four under
  • Brooks Koepka joined the Molinari brothers, Garcia and Furyk on 68
  • But it was McIlroy who took the early clubhouse lead with a round of 66, six under par

The Open - Day One

As the sun rose over the Royal Liverpool course, David Howell got the 143rd edition of golf's oldest major tournament underway