Hideki Matsuyama of Japan tees off during the first round of Japan Open Golf Championship 2016 at Sayama Golf Club, Saitama, Japan. (All photos by Sho Tamura/NipponNews.net)
Ryo Ishikawa of Japan putting on the green.
Ishikawa follows his fairway shot.
Adam Scott of Australia during the first round of Japan Open Golf Championship 2016 at Sayama Golf Club.
Scott plays one out of the rough.
Ishikawa and Matsuyama chatting on tee.
The two Japanese stars walking in front of the gallery.
10,838 spectators attended the first day. This figure was up 7,603 versus the previous year with most wanting to see Ishikawa, Matsuyama and Scott in action.