The 141st Open Championship got under way at 6.19am this morning with Barry Lane hitting the first tee-shot at Royal Lytham & St Annes.
The weather was calm but the scoring was still tough with bogeys being made everywhere, and poor American James Driscoll reaching the turn at ten over par and England’s Robert Rock double bogeyed the first and third holes to reach four over after six.
But there have been good starts from Scot Paul Lawrie who is currently leading at three under par and Lee Westwood second at two under par after birdies at the first two holes.. There is lots of golf still to come today as play will still be going at 7pm tonight. I for one will be watching most of it!
If you’re thinking of having a flutter this week and want some advice on picking a winner then here are my picks for this week.
Good luck and enjoy the golf! Click here for the live leaderboard