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2007 Open in pictures

Rory McIlroy carded the opening day's only bogey-free round

Round one: The Open begins with a stunning 68 from teenager Rory McIlroy, who goes on to win the silver medal for best amateur

Paul McGinley gets out of a bunker on the 16th

Dubliner Paul McGinley ends up in second place after an opening 67, despite finding sand at the 16th

Boo Weekley received his passport just before the Open last year

American Boo Weekley also makes a tremendous start at his first tournament away from the United States, carding a fine 68

Sergio Garcia

But Spaniard Sergio Garcia makes the early running, carding a 65 to put him two strokes clear of the field

Tiger Woods shows his anger after another errant drive

Round two: Defending champion Tiger Woods drives into the Barry Burn at the first and cards a 74, effectively ending his challenge

KJ Choi

KJ Choi gets himself in the mix with a second-straight 69 to end the day two behind Garcia - who settles for a 71

Phil Mickelson

There are plenty of big names to fall however, and Phil Mickelson fails to make the cut after a second-round 77 leaves him on six over

Colin Montgomerie

Another major casualty is home favourite Colin Montgomerie, whose 74 means he sits out the weekend for the second year running

Ian Poulter

Round three: Ian Poulter starts well and is five under for the day after 14 but then drops four shots in the closing holes to drop back

Steve Stricker

Veteran Steve Stricker rolls back the years with a course-record equalling 64, which puts him second on six under

Sergio Garcia apologies to the stricken photographer

Garcia hits a photographer with his ball at the 17th but he still manages a 68 to lead by three going into the final day

Tiger Woods

Final round: Woods starts the day eight shots off the lead but the charge does not come and a 70 sees him finish tied for 12th

Andres Romero's troubles started when he found a gorse bush at 17

As Garcia suffers a mid-round stumble, Andres Romero takes a share of the lead but he drops three shots in the final two holes

Padraig Harrington tries to get out of trouble at the last

Padraig Harrington storms up the leaderboard and leads by one coming to the last but incredibly finds the Barry Burn twice

Sergio Garcia cannot believe his putt has missed

Harrington's slip gives Garcia a par putt at the 18th for victory, but the ball slips past the hole and the pair are left to contest a play-off

Harrington celebrates as his winning putt rolls into the hole

Harrington never looks back after going two ahead on the first hole and he sinks a five-foot bogey putt at the last for a dramatic victory

Sergio Garcia and Miguel Angel Jimenez

While Harrington celebrates, Garcia is left to consider what might have been and is consoled by compatriot Miguel Angel Jimenez

Padraig Harrington with the famous Claret Jug

Harrington savours the applause at Carnoustie as he becomes the first European major winner since Paul Lawrie in 1999




see also
Birkdale's Open history
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