Best Photos From Round 1: The Open Championship

The first round of the 145th Open Championship at Royal Troon is in the books. Phil Mickelson fired an 8-under par 63, and leads by 3 shots over Patrick Reed and Martin Kaymer.

Here are some of the best photos of the day from the Getty Photographers.

Lining Up To View History

Spectators queue up to enter the course during the first round on day one of the 145th Open Championship at Royal Troon on July 14, 2016 in Troon, Scotland. (Photo by Tom Dulat/R&A/R&A via Getty Images)

Reviewing History Already Made

Starter David Lancaster looks at the Claret Jug on the 1st tee during the first round on day one of the 145th Open Championship at Royal Troon on July 14, 2016 in Troon, Scotland. (Photo by Ross Kinnaird/R&A/R&A via Getty Images)

Freshly Painted Claret Jugs

A Claret Jug tee marker is seen during the first round on day one of the 145th Open Championship at Royal Troon on July 14, 2016 in Troon, Scotland. (Photo by Stuart Franklin/Getty Images)

The NBC Golf Team Prepares

Johnny Miller, Dan Hicks and Mike Tirico speak on-air before the first round on day one of the 145th Open Championship at Royal Troon on July 14, 2016 in Troon, Scotland. (Photo by Andrew Redington/Getty Images)

Pancakes For Phil

Spectators show their support for Phil Mickelson of the United States with a banner during the first round on day one of the 145th Open Championship at Royal Troon on July 14, 2016 in Troon, Scotland. (Photo by Jan Kruger/R&A/R&A via Getty Images)

The Troon Falcon

A falconer with his falcon on the 16th hole during the first round on day one of the 145th Open Championship at Royal Troon on July 14, 2016 in Troon, Scotland. (Photo by Keyur Khamar/PGA TOUR)

Monty With the Honors

Colin Montgomerie of Scotland hits the opening tee shot on the 1st hole during the first round on day one of the 145th Open Championship at Royal Troon on July 14, 2016 in Troon, Scotland. (Photo by Matthew Lewis/Getty Images)

We Have Liftoff

A cargo plane takes off from Prestwick Airport during the first round on day one of the 145th Open Championship at Royal Troon on July 14, 2016 in Troon, Scotland. (Photo by Richard Heathcote/R&A/R&A via Getty Images)

Toes at Troon

Satoshi Kodaira of Japan hits a shot on the 12th during the first round on day one of the 145th Open Championship at Royal Troon on July 14, 2016 in Troon, Scotland. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

A Caddie’s Job

Kessler Karain, caddie for Patrick Reed of the United States assesses a putt on the 18th green during the first round on day one of the 145th Open Championship at Royal Troon on July 14, 2016 in Troon, Scotland. (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)

Mickelson’s Magnificence

Phil Mickelson of the United States hits his second shot on the 18th hole during the first round on day one of the 145th Open Championship at Royal Troon on July 14, 2016 in Troon, Scotland. (Photo by Warren Little/R&A/R&A via Getty Images)

Pineapple Pants

John Daly of the United States hits his second shot on the 6th during the first round on day one of the 145th Open Championship at Royal Troon on July 14, 2016 in Troon, Scotland. (Photo by Andrew Redington/Getty Images)

Ian’s iPhone

Ian Poulter of England smiles as he takes pictures with his Apple iPhone from the Sky Sports television broadcast booth during the first round on day one of the 145th Open Championship at Royal Troon on July 14, 2016 in Troon, Scotland. (Photo by Keyur Khamar/PGA TOURDoes HonrsTees Off

The Full Monty

Colin Montgomerie of Scotland looks on from the 1st tee with caddie Alastair McLean during the first round on day one of the 145th Open Championship at Royal Troon on July 14, 2016 in Troon, Scotland. (Photo by Matthew Lewis/Getty Images)

Phil Pumped

Phil Mickelson of the United States celebrates a birdie on the 17th green during the first round on day one of the 145th Open Championship at Royal Troon on July 14, 2016 in Troon, Scotland. (Photo by Jan Kruger/R&A/R&A via Getty Images)

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