The Open :: Neeps & Tatties :: Wednesday

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A generous portion of tasty morsels
delivered directly from the Open at Royal Liverpool

 143rd Open Championship - Previews

Quote of the Day

“You want a loan?”

Henrik Stenson asks The Guardian’s Ewan Murray if he’s short of a few bob after he asked about the Swede’s motivations having won so much money in the last 18 months.


Royal Liverpool’s answer to TrackMan was on the range today... or so he thought. Each time Thongchai Jaidee hit one down the middle, the man announced exactly how far the Thai had hit it. For example: “Straight as a dye, 332-yards that one." Impressive distance judging, mate!

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What in goodness' name is Padraig Harrington doing here?!

Lost in translation

As an elderly man looked up at the 18th grandstand, turned to the woman next to him and joked: “I’ll need a zimmer to get up there.” The woman turned round, and in an American accent said: “A zimmer? Is that the same thing as a stretcher?” The old man, ever the gentleman, calmly corrected her and gazed back up.


Everyone knows how important gym work is in the careers of the top players. However, to this young fan, they’re super human. “Are golfers as strong as Iron Man?” the young boy asked his Dad. “I don’t know," replied his father. “What about a dinosaur?” the youngster then asked. “I don’t know, son” his Dad repeated. It must have been a long day for the pair.

Birdie time!


These girls stood handing out leaflets as crowds rolled into the driving range. I hope they stocked up.

Stickler for the rules


Who needs a referee this week when the R&A have put these up?

Tough crowd

A full gallery watched the players warm up on the range today - that is, until a few drops of rain fell. The English crowds were having none of it and the stand emptied within minutes. Presumably, those left were Scots, wondering what all the fuss was about...

Meaty price


Six pounds for a regular burger! Is that just too much, even for the Open?

Challenge match!

A young boy watched on as the pros launched balls at the range. He turned to his Dad sat next to him and asked: “They hit the ball far daddy - would they beat you?” The silence was deafening.

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