Royal Birkdale on England's north-west coast will host the 137th Open Championship this week.
The much-loved links course in Southport on Merseyside last staged the Open 10 years ago when Mark O'Meara won and has held the tournament eight times in all.
Ireland's Padraig Harrington is the defending champion after a thrilling play-off win over Sergio Garcia at Carnoustie last year.
But the tournament is more open than usual with the absence of world number one Tiger Woods through injury.
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