A host of players are off too an impressive start to the Open, with some scoring five under par in the first round today. By Danielle Preedy

 

Rory McIlroy

Rory McIlroy

Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland is currently leading the first round of the Open Championship 2014, with a score of 66 at 6 under par. He had an impressive round, scoring a total of 6 birdies, and completed the round without a single bogey. Photography: Tom Pennington/Getty Images

Matteo Manassero

Matteo Manassero

Despite bogeys on the 9th and 12th hole, Italy has had an early success with Matteo Manassero who has scored 5 under par. He got off to a good start with 7 birdies, including on the 1st and 18th holes. Photography: Andrew Redington/Getty Images.

A handful of players have also finished a successful first 18 holes at the 2014 Open Championships, scoring four under par at 68:

Brooks Koepka

Brooks Koepka

Brooks Koepka of the United States gets off too a great start with a first round score of 68. Despite a double bogey on the second hole, he managed a total of 7 birdies. Photography: Andrew Redington/Getty Images

Edoardo Molinari

Edoardo Molinari

Italy’s Edoardo Molinari also scored 68, scoring 5 birdies across the first round and only one bogey- on the 12th hole. Photograpy: Stuart Franklin/Getty Images

Francesco Molinari

Francesco Molinari

Francesco Molinari of Italy also finishes on 68, after he recovers two bogeys by scoring an eagle on the 18th hole of the round. Photography: Stuart Franklin/Getty Images

Sergio Garcia

Sergio Garcia

Sergio Garcia of Spain also scores 4 under par, with a host of birdies, one of which was on the first hole, and only one bogey on the 10th. Photography: Andrew Redington/Getty Images

Jim Furyk

 

Jim Furyk

The American Jim Furyk has had an impressive first round, scoring four under par with a single bogey and five birdies. Photography: Andrew Redington/Getty Images

 

A number of players have also ended the first round on a nearly-as-impressive three under par:

Robert Karlsson

Robert Karlsson

The Swedish player Robert Karlsson teed off early today and scored a solid 69. With only one bogey and four birdies, he is off to a strong start. Photography: Stuart Franklin/Getty Images

Marc Leishman

Marc Leishman

Australia’s Marc Leishman had a similar round to Karlsson, also scoring four birdies and one bogey, on the 12th, to finish on 69. Photography: Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images

Koumei Oda

Koumei Oda

Bogeys on the first and second hole did not get Japan’s Koumei Oda off to the best start, but a total of five birdies across the rest of the round meant he finished on a total of 69. Photography: Stuart Franklin/Getty Images

Rickie Fowler

Rickie Fowler

Rickie Fowler of the United States has shot 5 birdies, including two consecutively on the 4th and 5th holes, and only one bogey on the 15th. Photography: Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images

Tiger Woods

Tiger Woods

Tiger Woods of the United States also finished his first round on three under par, despite scoring bogeys at the first, second and 14th holes. He made up for that by scoring 6 birdies – three consecutively at the 11th, 12th and 13th holes. Photography: Matthew Lewis/Getty Images