MERSEYSIDE, ENGLAND (1660 THE FAN)- Rory McIlroy birded three holes on the front and back nine and also had a bogey free round to take a six-under par, one shot lead over Matteo Manassero after the first round of the Open Championship at Royal Liverpool.
Sergio Garcia, still seeking his first career major title, sits two shots back along with Jim Furyk, Adam Scott, and a handful of others.
Tiger Woods started his round with back-to-back bogies but then rallied to birdie five holes on the back nine to sit at three-under par.
Last year's champion Phil Mickelson stuggled to shoot two-over par and five time champion Tom Watson shot one-over par.
The second round gets underway tomorrow.