Northern Ireland's Rory McIlroy hits a shot from the 8th tee during the first day of the British Open Golf Championship at Royal St George's golf course Sandwich, England, Thursday, July 14, 2011.

Northern Ireland's Rory McIlroy hits a shot from the 8th tee during the first day of the British Open Golf Championship at Royal St George's golf course Sandwich, England, Thursday, July 14, 2011.