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Last Updated: Thursday, 14 July 2005, 08:10 GMT 09:10 UK
The Open first round photos

England's Lee Westwood shows his dejection as he walks to the first green after finding water with his second shot

England's Lee Westwood endures a torrid opening to his round - finishing with a 76 after starting with a double-bogey six

Jack Nicklaus plays his approach down the first at St Andrews

The legendary Jack Nicklaus makes an early start to his last-ever Open campaign - eventually carding a three-over 75

Woods drives down the fifth

Tiger Woods is playing scintillating golf - five birdies in seven holes give him a three-shot lead at six under after the 11th

Britain's Luke Donald drives down the 12th

Britain's Luke Donald is in impressive form - earning an early share of the clubhouse lead at four under after his 68

Retief Goosen of South Africa hits his approach shot on the fourth hole

Retief Goosen is one of ten players to have an opening round of 68 and finish the day two shots behind Woods

Tiger Woods thanks the gallery on the 18th green after carding 66

Woods makes eight birdies to score 66 as he enjoys a two shot lead for most of the day until Mark Hensby's round of 67 reduces his overnight lead to one

Ian Poulter wearing his new trousers

Fashion conscious Ian Poulter sports trousers adorned with the Claret Jug - he finishes the day two under par after a round of 70

Scotland's Colin Montgomerie wanders to the next tee

Scotland's Colin Montgomerie recovers after a bogey five on the first - finishing with a respectable one-under 71

Bernhard Langer plays an approach on the 12th

Bernhard Langer makes a late recovery - finishing with three birdies in the last four holes to end on one under

Trevor Immelman waits to play his tee shot

Trevor Immelman mounts a serious challenge - claiming birdies at both opening holes and finishing at four under

South Africa's Ernie Els struggles

South Africa's Ernie Els struggles in the tricky afternoon conditions - firing a two-over-par 74

Sergio Garcia weighs up a birdie putt

Sergio Garcia starts his round brightly and is four under after the first 11 holes but he drops two shots in the last few holes to go round in 70

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