Fifteen great photos from The Open that will make you want to be back enjoying the golf


The 147th Open at Carnoustie Golf Links was record-breaking for the tens of thousands of spectators who made their way to the course.

Golf fans were treated to a fantastic tournament as sporting greats walked the local greens.

Here are some of the best shots from the tournament.

The Winner

Congratulations to Francesco Molinari – the first ever Italian major champion.

Winner of the Open Golf Championship, at Carnoustie today, Francesco Molinari with the Claret Jug.

Molinari in action:

The winning shot- Molinari sinks his birdie putt on the 18th, to seal his victory at The Open.


Tiger Woods makes an epic comeback to form

Fans were eager to see the golfing legend return to the biggest stage of them all following injury.

Still popular, Tiger Woods is followed by large crowds round Carnoustie Golf Links.

Tiger Woods drives off the first tee, at the final round on Sunday.


Another huge star and tournament favourite – Rory McIlroy

In the mix of golfing greats at this year’s Open was tournament favourite Rory McIlroy – who played some great golf despite falling just short in the end.

Things get intense as Rory McIlroy lines up his putt on the 18th green, at the final day.

Players were forced to adjust to the adverse playing conditions on Friday.

Meeting fans – McIlroy stops to pose for selfies and autographs during practice.


Honorable Mention

Congratulations to Sam Locke of Stonehaven who won the silver medal and was the only amateur finisher at the Open.

Soon after this terriffic achievement, which put him on the same list as previous winners McIlroy and Woods, 19-year old Locke announced his turn to professional golf.

Newly turned professional Sam Locke with his silver medal from The Open.


The course welcomed its largest number of spectators

The weather took a turn for the worse on Friday but fans were still out in a droves to watch, armed with raincoats and umbrellas.

 

Dressed for the occassion – fans from Gallway, Ireland who were over for the weekends golf.

And these American fans.

This happy chappy reminded fans to keep the noise down during the most tense moments.

Crowds watch the action unfold on big screens.

Well maybe golf isn’t for everyone. This kid is sleeping while Tiger Woods plays nearby – shhh!

A tournament full of Birdies and Eagles, including this one.


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Hamzah Hussain