Marlow golfer Tyrrell Hatton has made a fast start to the 148th Open Championship at Royal Portrush in Northern Ireland.

Hatton finished his round at three under, just two off the lead held by Shane Lowry on the opening day of the season's final Major.

The 27-year-old has a fine pedigree on links courses having won the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship in 2016 and 2017 and finishing tied fifth at the 2016 Open Championship.

He has had a steady campaign without winning but has showed flashes of his old form that got him into the Ryder Cup team.