Watch Patrick Reed hole out for eagle to start his first round at the British Open
TROON, Scotland -- It's early at Royal Troon, but that hasn't stopped the 2016 Open Championship from starting off with some early fireworks.
Colin Montgomerie led The Open at age 53 (albeit after nine holes), Justin Thomas had five birdies in his first seven holes of the day to grab the lead, Jim Furyk had three birdies in his first four holes.
And Patrick Reed, a recent addition to the U.S. Olympic team, dunked his approach shot from the fairway at the third hole that propelled him to a terrific opening nine.
You gotta love the sporty celebration. Maybe being named to Team USA has inspired Reed to make a run this week. He carded an eagle and three birdies for a 31 on his outward nine.
Reed, despite his success on the PGA Tour with four wins at age 25, has yet to register a top 10 at a major in his career.
Either way, he provided the first eagle of the week and one of the best highlights of the morning.
UPDATE: Reed finished with a five-under-par 66 to grab the lead after the morning wave.