An entertaining spectacle at day 1 of the Open at the Dunluce links of Royal Portrush - difficult scoring conditions at times with windy and wet weather-but a warm reception from the sell-out crowds - should have been the headline, but instead it was the tournaments favorite McIlroy whose nerves got the better of him on the first hole leading to a quadruple-bogey 8 which did.
Following the first, he never recovered and looked not completely in control of his game. The Northern Irishman finished his day eight-over and faces an uphill struggle to even make the cut.
The same can be said for Tiger Woods, he made just one birdie, at the 15th, and registered a +7 for his day's work.
American JB Holmes is the clubhouse leader, followed by Irishman and new-local-...