Welcome to the 143rd Open Championship!
Titleist Brand Ambassador Adam Scott arrived early at Hoylake on Monday.
After a quick warm-up on the practice ground, Adam headed out for a practice round with fellow Titleist Brand Ambassador...
...Cameron Tringale. Cameron's Pro V1x split the fairway on this drive.
The Titleist Tour Support Vehicle (TTSV) rolls into Hoylake.
Soon after the Titleist staff arrived, Pro V1x loyalist Henrik Stenson stopped by for a quick photo op.
Titleist Brand Ambassador Peter Uihlein also visited the TTSV to pick up some gear for the week.
Inside the truck, Vokey Tour Representative Aaron Dill put his creative talents to the test...
....fashioning some unique custom stamping for Titleist Brand Ambassador Jin Jeong.
The staff Bag of Titleist Brand Ambassador Victor Dubuisson.
Victor shows us his custom stamped wedge...
Aaron stamped Victor's trusty K-Grind with this cactus design after a string of memorable up-and-downs from the desert at this year's WGC Accenture Match Play Championship.
Back out to the Royal Liverpool Practice Ground. Titleist Brand Ambassador George Coetzee launches his Pro V1x deep down range...
And Titleist Brand Ambassador Jimmy Walker sends another Pro V1x on a piercing trajectory.
Also spotted on the range, Pro V1x loyalist Luke Donald...
...and Pro V1 loyalist Tom Watson. Tom has raised the Claret Jug an amazing 5 times, surpassed only by Harry Vardon.
We also ran into Titleist Brand Ambassador Jason Dufner, who was practicing some knock-down shots with his Pro V1x to combat the heavy wind that is sure to play a role this week.
Jason added his signature to this new Vokey SM5 staff bag that will have a new home on board the Tour Support Vehicle.
Team Titleist also made time to take in some of the local culture. One of the more famous landmarks in Liverpool is the Cavern Club. Notoriously demolished in the 70's, the nightclub was reconstructed to honor Liverpool's most famous sons...
...the Beatles, who played their very first gigs at The Cavern as teenagers.
Back to the course for a view of the clubhouse at Royal Liverpool Golf Club.
The Scotty Cameron Team set up early at the Royal Liverpool practice green with a wide array of Cameron putter creations.
A Scotty Cameron Tour Only Fastback, a perfect blend of art and technology.
Back on the practice grounds we found the staff bag of Titleist Brand Ambassador Brett Rumford.
"Rummy" gets to work on his short game...
We also took a peek inside the staf bags of staff bag of Titleist Brand Ambassadors Scott Stallings...
...and Austria's Bernd Wiesberger, who is in top form coming into Hoylake this week.
Before leaving the stage for the Open Championship competitors, let's take a quick tour around the grounds at Royal Liverpool...
Good luck to all the players vying this week for the Claret Jug!
The action is underway at Royal Liverpool and The Open Championship is already off to an exciting start. With early round conditions proving to be a bit tamer than expected, players are looking to post some low numbers and start their charge to the top of the iconic yellow leaderboard.
And as the world’s best players look to take home the Claret Jug, Titleist is the overwhelming golf ball of choice with 85 players in the field trusting a Pro V1 or Pro V1x golf ball for their success. That’s more than 4 times the nearest competitor with 21 and more than all competitors combined.
Titleist was also the top choice among players in the sand, lob and approach wedge (151) and putter (59) categories.
Team Titleist was on the grounds early in the week to capture some of the sights as the major buzz was building around Hoylake. Check out the slideshow above for a tour inside the ropes and visit the Team Titleist discussions for even more exclusive photos.
Fast Fact: This is the 12th time the Open Championship has been contested at Royal Liverpool with the first being in 1897.