The tone was set early by Patrick Reed, who fired a five-under 66 to tie a Troon first-round Open record. However, by Thursday's end, Reed's round was an afterthought thanks to the work of Phil Mickelson. The 46-year-old tied a major championship record with an eight-under 63 and came oh-so-close to an elusive 62. Lefty enters Friday with a three-shot lead over Reed and Martin Kaymer, who's looking to add a third major to his resume.
On site in Troon, Golf Digest editors Ryan Herrington, Alex Myers and Stephen Hennessey discuss the events from the first round of the 2016 Open Championship at Royal Troon. Where does Mickelson's round rank in golf history, and can he keep it together for the next three days? What does this mean for Reed, who's never logged a top 10 at a major event? And can Jason Day and Dustin Johnson bounce back from disappointing days? The guys answer these questions and more in the latest Golf Digest Podcast: