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Last Updated: Tuesday, 15 July, 2003, 20:43 GMT 21:43 UK
Players prepare for Open - in photos
South Africa's Ernie Els practises at Sandwich
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After winning last week's Scottish Open by five shots, South Africa's Ernie Els will be confident of defending his Open crown
Ian Woosnam celebrates his winning chip
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Welshman Ian Woosnam's 70-foot chip in final round qualifying will see him compete in his 22nd consecutive Open
England's Nick Faldo relaxes during practice
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England's Nick Faldo finds time to relax during practice, the three-time champion is preparing for his 28th Open
Spain's Sergio Garcia will play alongside England's Luke Donald and Tiger Woods for the first two rounds of the Open
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Spain's Sergio Garcia is set to go head-to-head with Tiger Woods as they are paired together in Tuesday's draw
Canada's Mike Weir in action during practice
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2003 US Masters winner Mike Weir is one of the ones to watch at this year's Open as he will aim to build on a solid season
Colin Montgomerie looks skyward during practice
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After only winning two events in the last 12 months, Scotland's Colin Montgomerie will be hoping for an upturn in fortune
Tiger Woods in practice at Sandwich
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But all eyes will be on Tiger Woods as the American is in the hunt for his ninth major at Royal St George's
England's Justin Rose in action
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Another home hopeful is young gun Justin Rose who had his confidence boosted with a top ten finish on his US Open debut
48-year-old Australian Greg Norman takes practice in his stride at Sandwich
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Veteran Greg Norman doesn't rate his chances, despite winning the Open when it was last played at Royal St George's in 1993
Lee Westwood settles into practice before Thursday's Open
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England's Lee Westwood will be hoping to put a terrible couple of years behind him and perform well at Sandwich

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