Phil thrilled and many others thrived. Some survived and others all but died. Perhaps you're dead too after an all-night golf marathon. While you catch up on sleep, we've recapped the days' events below. Scroll all the way to the bottom if you're looking for info on Day 2.
Phil nearly had a major championship record of 62. However, his 63 puts him at the top of the leaderboard.
Patrick Reed led the pack of Americans at the top of the leaderboard. He got in the house early firing an opening round 66. Just behind him are Justin Thomas, Billy Horschel, Steve Stricker, and Tony Finau all at T4 with opening rounds of 67.
Tied with Patrick Reed is Martin Kaymer who shot an opening round 66.
Zach Johnson the defending Open Champion, shot a 4-under 67.
Branden Grace was the talk of the town prior to the Open. He fired a 1-under 70 which puts him T35. Tied with Grace are Justin Leonard (1997 Open Champion at Royal Troon), Jim Herman (of Fried Egg Podcast fame) and Bubba Watson.
Others All But Died
Steve Bowditch (+8) is hanging around the bottom of the leaderboard with David Duval (+11) and Sandy Lyle (+14). Surprisingly, Scott Piercy (+6), Danny Lee (+7) and Shane Lowry (+7) are nipping at their heels for worst place at least Lowry and Piercy still have a sense of humor.
Ready for more golf?
- 1:30 a.m.-4 p.m. -- Golf Channel
- 1:30 a.m.-4 p.m. -- Golf Channel broadcast simulcast stream
- 1:30-11:30 a.m. -- "First Tee" stream
- 3 a.m.-1:30 p.m. -- Featured holes stream, Nos. 6 to 8 (famous Postage Stamp par-3)
- 4:03 a.m. -- Dustin Johnson / Martin Kaymer / Russell Knox
- 9:26 a.m. -- Danny Willett / Rickie Fowler / Jason Day
- 3 a.m.-1 p.m. -- Sirius XM PGA Tour Radio (Ch. 92/208)
See you tomorrow!