WEDNESDAY: Just one day to go. Tiger Woods missed the last two majors of last season following knee reconstructive surgery but has finished sixth in the first two of this season. Can he win his 15th major?
South African Ernie Els won at Muirfield in 2002 and is also a double US Open winner but is having a bit of a slump. He has missed the cut in his last two majors and he'll be hoping for better luck at Turnberry
Keep your eyes on the prize, Padraig. A number 99 ice cream or the Claret Jug? Mr Harrington is hoping he can return to form and make it a sensational hat-trick of Open victories
Japan's 17-year-old wonderkid Ryo Ishikawa has been paired with Woods. An army of photographers is guaranteed when they tee off at 0909 BST on Thursday for the opening round
The knight returns. Nick Faldo is back at the Open after a year's absence with the three-times winner now a sir. He will partner Soren Kjeldsen of Denmark and Brian Gay of the US
The rejuvenated Greg Norman is also back. It's all down to love he says. The 53-year-old had a two-stroke lead at Royal Birkdale last year but ended third. He also has memories of the Open win at Sandwich in 1993
The mighty John Daly is prowling Turnberry this year looking to repeat his Open glory in 1995 at St Andrews. The American tees off at 1442 alongside Ireland's Paul McGinley and Sweden's Carl Pettersson
World number 17 Lee Westwood enjoys the attention as he gets ready for an almighty first two rounds, having been paired with three-times Open champion Tiger Woods and Japanese sensation Ryo Ishikawa
With just a few hours to go before the opening set of players kick off this year's Open, the officials check out the speed of the greens at Turnberry. Who will be master of the putter and best reader of the greens?
Colin Montgomerie is not a happy bunny with his preparations hampered by the cheating accusations thrown his way by Sandy Lyle. The 2010 Ryder Cup skipper plays with American Zach Johnson and Korean K J Choi
Time to take it easy for Miguel Angel Jimenez. The Spaniard contemplates the Turnberry course ahead of his opening round where he's been paired with American J B Holmes and Britain's Ian Poulter
TUESDAY: Just two days to go before the start of the Open and Tiger Woods tries out his big clubs in his practice round. The world number one is fired up for this testing course situated close to the Irish Sea
Tiger Woods' caddie Steve Williams keeps a watchful eye on his man. The 45-year-old Kiwi has been Tiger's caddie for 10 years.
England's Justin Rose gets cracking in his practice round. It is 11 years since he finished fourth at Birkdale at the ripe old age of 17. He will line up for the first round with American Hunter Mahan and Argentine Andres Romero
Fashion guru Ian Poulter wearing his latest creation during his practice round at Turnberry. Last year's runner-up describes the course as "magnificent"
Rose, 28 and born in Johannesburg, South Africa, was struggling with a back injury in May but looks in good shape for this year's Open. He'll be hoping to stay well clear of these sandy traps this week
MONDAY: Tiger is again the centre of attention when he returns to Turnberry for his second practice round
Tiger is dwarfed by the famous Turnberry lighthouse as he tees off on the 10th hole
Again, Woods is keen to brush up on his putting and spends plenty of time on the practice greens
SUNDAY: The island of Ailsa Craig provides a stunning backdrop as Tiger tees off at the ninth hole