Tapio Pulkkanen leads the Italian Open, with Justin Rose close behind, but Francesco Molinari has work to do.
Adam Scott carded a seven-under-par 65 for a share of the one-stroke lead after day one of the PGA Tour tournament on Thursday.
Royal Portrush hosted The Open Championship for this first time in 68 years and deserves another shot as soon as possible.
A year on from his Carnoustie coronation, Ryder Cup star Francesco Molinari was never in the Open Championship title hunt at Royal Portrush.
Having slept on a four-shot lead over Tommy Fleetwood, Shane Lowry is the clear favourite to win The Open.
Having lit up the Ryder Cup together in France last year, the two halves of the 'Moliwood' duo might soon both adorn the famous Claret Jug.
The 'Moliwood' duo provided one of the Ryder Cup's great stories and Tommy Fleetwood wants to match Francesco Molinari's major-winning feat.
Four-time major winner Rory McIlroy looks set to miss the cut at The Open on home soil after a horror first round at Royal Portrush.
Royal Portrush plays host to the Open Championship for the first time in 68 years, with Darren Clarke teeing off the action on Thursday.
With only two more sleeps until the 148th Open Championship begins, Omnisport's reporters were out on the course at Royal Portrush.