2018 British Open - Round 1 in photos: Bunkers, burns and birdies

Rory McIlroy sent a message with his shoes - and his play - during the first round of The Open Championship. (Ian Rutherford/USA TODAY Sports) Ian Rutherford/USA TODAY Sports

2018 British Open - Round 1 in photos: Bunkers, burns and birdies

2018 British Open

2018 British Open - Round 1 in photos: Bunkers, burns and birdies

The 147th Open Championship began Thursday in Carnoustie, Scotland over a dry and fast course.

After more than 14 hours of play, Kevin Kisner held the solo lead at 5-under par. And, of course, the bunkers and burns had their way with the world’s best golfers. And we even had a few birdies.

Here is a look at Round 1 in photos:

Phil Mickelson walked the plank on Thursday, shooting a 73 in Round 1 of the Open. (Steven Flynn/USA TODAY Sports)

Phil Mickelson walked the plank on Thursday, shooting a 73 in Round 1 of the Open. (Steven Flynn/USA TODAY Sports)

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