St. Andrews has been generous to the British Open golfers so far, and its favorable weather has also contributed to a ton of players who can make a run for the championship.
It is hard enough to predict a golf winner, so with so much golf remaining, this task is not made much easier after only one round.
But it is never too early to take a look at who has the edge in taking home the championship at the end of the weekend.
Although it is not a requirement to have a good start to win a Major, it certainly cannot hurt a contender's case to have a solid Round 1 under his belt.
So here is a quick look at 10 guys who have positioned themselves well to fight for the trophy at the end of the weekend.
After only one round, you are bound to see a few surprises atop the leader board, and this year there are plenty of them.
The biggest two are perhaps Louis Oosthuizen (7-under) and Andrew Coltart (6-under)
Oosthuizen, pictured, who is in second, finished 73rd at the 2008 PGA Championship. He has never made the cut at any of the other three Majors.
Coltart has never even played in the Masters or U.S. Open. He finished 18th at the British Open in 1999 and 37th at the 2001 PGA Championship.
Odds say that these two, and the other surprises, fade quickly as the weekend rolls on. These guys may not be true contenders, but they have positioned themselves well to make a run at some money this weekend.
Watney had a very solid opening round going for five birdies and reaching par on every other hole.
If he can continue this solid mistake-free play, then he will be in it up until the very end.
The American, ranked 34th in the world, has two PGA Tour wins, including last year's Buick Invitational. He is looking for his first Major.
O'Hair had a blistering start to his British Open, recording a birdie on each of the first three holes and six total in the front nine.
He cooled off down the stretch, though, getting two bogeys to only one birdie in the second half of his day. O'Hair will need to regain his early form to stay in contention.
He has never won a Major, but he has finished in the 10 to 12 range at every Major, so he is definitely a threat to stay in the hunt until the end. The American is ranked 24th in the world.
Glover book-ended his play with bogeys on No. 2 and No. 17, but otherwise he played great.
His play really picked up in the back-nine, where he rolled off four birdies in the first six holes.
Glover really put himself on the map last year, when he won the U.S. Open and finished fifth at the PGA Championship. The American is ranked 22nd in the world.
Count Villegas among the guys who did not record a bogey on the day.
He broke out in the middle of his round, notching birdies on holes 9, 10 and 12. His steady play the rest of the day has set him up well for the stretch run.
The 17th ranked golfer in the world has been in contention at all of the Major Championships the past two years, with his best finish fourth at the PGA Championship in 2008. The Colombian took home the Honda Classic earlier this year.
Yang set himself up well with a birdie to start and end his day at St. Andrews.
Like many others on this list, Yang took advantage of the weather, recording no bogeys on the day.
Yang broke out last year with an impressive PGA Championship victory in which he held off Tiger Woods at the end to win.
He will have to overcome history to win here, though. Yang has never made the cut at the British Open.
The Korean is ranked 28th in the world.
Els was considered one of the favorites heading into the Open.
He didn't do anything spectacular, but he avoided any bogeys to stay in the hunt after day one. Els finally found his touch to close out the round, hitting birdies on holes 16 and 18.
If that carries over into the weekend, he is as good a bet as any to take this home. He is only this low because the rest of the players positioned themselves better after day one, but there is still a lot of golf to play.
He has taken home three Majors, including a British Open win in 2002. The South African is ranked sixth in the world.
Daly is obviously a bit of a wildcard here, considering his recent struggles, but he surprised a lot of people with his Round 1 performance.
Daly started off with two straight bogeys and recorded four straight from holes 8 through 11. He played well enough to do even better than 6-under, but he will certainly take it.
It remains to be seen whether he can keep up the pace, but Daly looked in control of his game for the first time in a while, so he might be in this one for the long haul.
Daly is looking for his first Major victory since winning the British Open in 1995.
Westwood was considered one of the favorites heading into the tournament.
He showed why with his early tear, ripping five-straight birdies to race up the leaderboard. If he gets on a few more of those runs, he will put himself in a very good position to take home the title.
If he does, it will be his first Major. Westwood has come painfully close at every single Major, finishing second at the Masters this year and having a third-place finish at every other one.
He is ranked third in the world.
You knew Mr. Woods would be on here at some point. He was considered the favorite by oddsmakers before the tournament, but it remains to be seen whether he can live up to those continual expectations after his return from exile.
After a vintage Tiger round at the U.S. Open, people were thinking he was finally back. He isn't quite there yet, but he started off on the right foot at St. Andrews.
Woods, still ranked first in the world, is looking for his first Major victory since the 2008 U.S. Open.
McIlroy was considered a surprise favorite by many heading into the tournament.
Any doubters left standing are few and far between after his incredible opening round. There is still much golf to be played, but only 23 players have shot a 63 in a Major, so this is his to lose until further notice. His opening round score tied the record at St. Andrews.
McIlroy has never taken home a Major, but after a strong 2009 season, the 21-year old Northern Irishman is considered one of the up-and-comers in golf.
He has certainly positioned himself very well for a breakthrough win this weekend.
We will also have to see how he responds to the pressure that he added to himself after that spectacular round.
There is still a lot of golf to be played, but what are your thoughts after Round 1?