Italian amateur Matteo Manassero watches his shot, while 59-year-old Tom Watson waits his turn. Watson took the clubhouse lead at 5-under after his best round in 15 years.
It was a slow, but steady start for Tiger Woods at the 138th Open Championship. He had one birdie and seven pars through the first eight holes on a course he'd never played before this week. But he struggled late and wond up shooting a 71.
Show of support
Mark Calcavecchia had a heck of a round on Thursday, with his wife Brenda serving as his caddie.
At least he can smile
Conditions were perfect on Thursday, but Greg Norman couldn't capuitalize, shooting a 7-over for the day. At least his son/caddie Gregory was there to keep his spirits up.
Send in the reserve
How's this for a cool story. Last week, John Senden was the seventh reserve for the British Open. Enough players dropped out to clear the way for him to squeak in and now he's sitting pretty at 4-under.
Don't get lost
While conditions may have been perfect, it didn't help any if you managed to get lost in the deep rough like Yuta Ikeda.
Nice to meet you
Tiger Woods also got his first look at Japanese phenom Ryo Ishikawa, all of 17 years old. Then he got outplayed by him, with Woods finishing three strokes beind the prodigy at 1-over par.
On the Mark
Mark O'Meara didn't let a foray into a bunker get him down. He went on to shoot 3-under in the opening round.
Ready to Sergio?
Sergio Garcia has had plenty of close calls at the British Open, but has never won it. He was 1-under through 12 holes today.
Don't make me laugh
Lee Westwood did something to make Tiger Woods laugh while eating a sandwich as they walk down the 10th fairway.
Good to be us
Stewart Cink and David Howell had plent to smile about as both had very solid first rounds on a calm day at Turnberry.
Graeme McDowell got off to a relatively hot start, sitting two strokes under par after the front nine.
Looking good, Ian
Ian Poulter shows off his gaudy fashion sense once again. Unfortunately for the Englishman, he wasn't having much luck on the links early at Turnberry.
Way off the pace
David Duval came into the British Open with lots of confidence, but he struggled in Thursday's opening round.
It's elementary, my dear Watson
This links stuff doesn't faze Tom Watson a bit. He was blistering Turnberry early, shooting 4-under through 12 holes.
That one stings
Vijay Singh might not like this shot, but he still had a pretty solid first round.