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A preview of the British Open championship at the Old Course, St. Andrews

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Drops of rain on a British Open rain poncho

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Justin Rose practices in the wind and rain at the Old Course, St. Andrews on Wednesday

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Japanese teen Ryo Ishikawa shields himself against the elements on Wednesday at St. Andrews

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Fans and golfers cover up against the pelting rain and cold wind at St. Andrews on Wednesday

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A sign cautioning fans is on display during practice at the Old Course, St Andrews

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A flag blows in the wind during practice for the 139th Open Championship on the Old Course, St Andrews

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The grounds crew begin preparations on the Old Course, St. Andrews

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Pants worn by PGA golfer John Daly during Monday's practice round at the Old Course, St. Andrews

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Justin Rose poses with the TaylorMade 'Ghost' putter that he won two out the last three PGA Tour events

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Sir Nick Faldo looks on during a practice round at St Andrews in Scotland

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A row of putters stands alongside the practice green at the Old Course, St. Andrews

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A groundsman tests the speed of a Green during practice at St Andrews

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Mark O'Meara and Tiger Woods play a practice round on the Old Course, St. Andrews

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Tiger Woods watches his shot during a practice round at the Old Course, St. Andrews

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Golfer John Daly and his girlfriend Anna Cladakis walk the Old Course, St. Andrews

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Dustin Johnson practices at the Old Course, St. Andrews

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