Golf | Open Championship day one live blog

Welcome to The Season Ticket’s live coverage of the first day of the Open Championship at Portrush.

It has been a great day for Shane Lowry, who enjoyed his best opening day at a Major ever, scoring 68 and sitting one stroke (-4) off the lead.

Rory McIlroy endured a torrid day, entering the clubhouse on 79, having scored +8 in a disastrous opening round.

Darren Clarke scored 71 on an emotional day in front of his home crowd.

DB Holmes remains on top of the leaderboard on -5.

Shane Lowry and John Rahm (still playing) sit on -4.

Incredibly, there are 13 players at -3, five at -2 and 20 at -1.

Scroll down for live updates and to relive all the action as it happened.