Inverness golfer Russell Knox bemoaned his bad fortune after finishing one over par on the opening day of the Open at Royal Troon.
Knox, playing with US Open champion Dustin Johnson and Martin Kaymer, was three over after three holes before fighting back with birdies at five, seven and 13.
Another dropped shot followed at 14 before the 31-year-old holed out with a wedge from 86 yards for an eagle two on the 16th to return to one under.
However that good work was undone at the following hole where Knox picked up his second double bogey of the day on his way to a 72.
He said: “It was a weird day. A lot of bizarre things happened and most of them were unfortunate.
“When I hit a bad shot I got punished really badly.
“Holing the wedge was nice but I had no other luck. I hit the pin on a hole, lipped out violently a couple of times, missed a two-footer and plugged in a bunker. So it was a tough day.
“I’m disappointed with the score because I played better than that.”
Colin Montgomerie is the best placed Scot after a level par 71, while the 1999 Open champion Paul Lawrie was disappointed with a one over 72.
The Aberdonian said: “Tee to green was good but I struggled to convert with the putter. One over was the most I could have been.”
Richie Ramsay is one shot further back after a 73, while Marc Warren started with a six over 77.
Sandy Lyle, the 1985 Open champion, finished 14 over after an 85, adding: “It was bad golf all the way round from the start to the end.”