On a day where Rory McIlroy and Tiger Woods struggled, J.B. Holmes emerged as the surprise round-one leader at The Open Championship.
Ricky Elliott's knowledge of Royal Portrush was an invaluable source of information for Brooks Koepka in round one of The Open.
It was a day to forget for Tiger Woods as he started the 2019 Open Championship with a 78.
On a day when some of the sport's biggest names struggled, J.B. Holmes carded a fine 66 at Royal Portrush.
There is no room for the dream narrative in sport, as Rory McIlroy found to his detriment at Royal Portrush.
Brooks Koepka enjoyed a solid start at The Open, while Jon Rahm was on the charge during his first round at Royal Portrush.
Carding a 13 on one hole is bad enough, but when that gets revised to 14 you know you are having a bad day. Just ask David Duval.
It was not the start he envisaged at The Open and Rory McIlroy concedes he got too many basics wrong at Royal Portrush on Thursday.
There was a fine start to the Open Championship for Shane Lowry, who explained how a heart-to-heart with his coach helped him score 67.
An expectant crowd came to see Rory McIlroy tame Royal Portrush but the course had other ideas as he laboured to an eight-over 79.