Royal Lytham and St. Annes lived up to its reputation in Round 1 of the 2012 British Open.
The course can flex its muscles when the weather goes south but can be had otherwise. Many of golf's big names took advantage of Thursday's favorable conditions.
Current leader Adam Scott has never led at the end of any day in a major championship, but has been considered a golfer with top-tier ability for years.
Whether it's Scott or not, it seems the Open Championship winner at this venue is once again destined to be an elite player.
The Top 10 is littered with past major champions and top guns looking to win their first of golf's most prestigious titles.
Here is what went right and wrong for the Open Championship's top performers on an exciting, birdie-filled first day.