- Open Golf
Practise Day Monday 14 July 2008
- Photographs and report by Sally
SECOND day of practise at Royal
Birkdale saw some of the big names in golf out on the course.
Justin Rose teed off at 7.20 under cloudy skies, the sunshine of
yesterday only lasting briefly. Large crowds followed
the competitors round the course, appreciating the finer points of
James Kingston who finished second at the Scottish Open yesterday
made an unexpected appearance. Other big names included
Jim Furyk, Trevor Immelman, Paul Casey, Rocco Mediate, Stuart Cink
and Pablo Larazabal.
The weather forecast for the remaining
two practise days is for rain showers and bright spells.
The weekend prediction predicts rain and gusty winds.
Heavy security is evident all round the course with spectators being
subject to bags being checked and strictly no mobile phones
Official merchandise is selling well, programmes are £6, there is a
Bollinger marquee for the champagne set and the Open Arms pub is a
The four days of the event are expected to attract people from all
over the world in their thousands and Birkdale and Southport will be
in the shop window globally.