The 145th Open Championship is already underway at the Royal Troon Golf Club in Scotland.
Welcome to day one of The 145th Open.#TheOpen pic.twitter.com/hTZe5GBsKH
— The Open (@TheOpen) July 14, 2016
The field of 156 players includes some of the best golfers in the world, minus Tiger Woods, who is still rehabilitating from back surgery.
Australian professional golfer Jason Day, who is the No. 1 player in the world, is in action. Before competing, he spoke about the difficulty of playing at Royal Troon.
Rounding out the top three players in the world are Americans Dustin Johnson and Jordan Spieth, both of whom will be competing. Johnson enters the field with victories at the U.S. Open and the World Golf Championships-Bridgestone Invitational, and Spieth enters with a chance to grab a third leg of the career Grand Slam, having won the Masters Tournament and U.S. Open in 2015.
Spieth said winning the third leg would be a lifelong goal. Spieth has history on his side, as the last six winners of the British Open have been American.
American Zach Johnson, the 2015 winner, will also be competing.
The 2016 British Open will last through Sunday.