David Howell, David Duval and Robert Karlsson tee off at 6:25 this morning in the first round of the 2014 Open Championship at Royal Liverpool. By Danielle Preedy

David Howell

England’s David Howell hits the opening shot of the Open Championship 2014 at Hoylake- teeing off at 6:25am this morning! Photography: Andrew Redington/Getty Images

David Howell

 

Howell tees off on the 5th hole of the first round this morning. Could he beat his previous 7th place best at this year’s Open Championship? Photography: Stuart Franklin/Getty Images

David Duval

 

Crowd, caddies and fellow players look on as David Duval of the United States hits his first shot on the first hole of the 143rd Open Championship this morning. Photography: Stuart Franklin/Getty Images

David Duval

Duval leaves the first tee with his caddie this morning. How will he perform this year in comparison to his 2001 Open Championship win? Photography: Tom Pennington/Getty Images

Robert Karlsson

 

Sweden’s Robert Karlsson was the third to tee off this morning as the 2014 Open Championships got underway at Royal Liverpool. Photography: Matthew Lewis/Getty Images

Robert Karlsson

 

Karlsson lines up on the 4th green in the first round of the Open today. His previous best at the Championship was 5th place back in 1992. Photography: Stuart Franklin/Getty Images

Open 2014

 

Howell, Duval and Karlsson leave the first tee in the early morning sun as fans look on. The 2014 Open Championship is officially underway! Photography: Andrew Redington/Getty Images