The Open 2012

The 2012 Open Championship begins today at Royal Lytham & St Annes Golf Club.

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Day 2 of The Open gets off to a soggy start

Golf course with puddles
The waterlogged Royal Lytham and St Annes Golf Course Credit: PA
Spectators avoid the mud Credit: PA
Grounds staff clear the water Credit: PA

Grounds staff at the Royal Lytham and St Annes Golf Club spent the morning draining and sweeping away puddles after the Fylde saw heavy rain overnight. More rain is forecast for this afternoon.

Spectator hit on head

A 16-year-old boy was hit on the head by an errant drive from the world's number two golfer, Rory McIlroy, at the Open Championship at Lytham.

Jason Blue, from Bristol, was taken to a first aid point.

He suffered bruising.

The star apologised and gave him an autographed glove.

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