2023 British Open Leaderboard: Live Coverage, Rory McIlroy Score, Golf Scores Today in Round 1

The 151st Open Championship, the final major of the year, kicked off Thursday morning in Hoylake, England, while many in America were still fast asleep. Local youngster Matthew Jordan kicked off proceedings as an open field full of historic influences and for the first time since 2014 Royal Liverpool featured a field of 156.

PGA Championship winner Brooks Koepka is the first of the big names heading into Round 1. The five-time major champion has a chance to secure his second multiple major season if he lifts the Claret Jug. World No. 1 Scotty Scheffler has made the top 12 of his 18-match streak at Hoylake. Enjoying one of the best statistical seasons of the modern era, Scheffler is the key no. bows to 2.

Golfer of the Year Cameron Smith became Claret Jug’s first successful protege since Padraic Harrington in 2007-08. But no name is more prominent in the competition than Rory McIlroy, fresh from winning the Scottish Open and world No. 2 golfer. Nine years removed from his Open victory at Hoylake, the four-time major champion returns in search of his fifth, along with fellow Europeans John Rahm and Justin Rose.

CBS Sports will update this story with scores and highlights from The Open below. Check out the live scores at the top of this story, and a more detailed leaderboard, Round 1 tee times And our absolute 2023 Open TV schedule and coverage guide.

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