The R&A announces that Royal Birkdale will host The Open Championship in 2017 and Carnoustie will host the Championship in 2018.
A 16-year-old boy was hit on the head by an errant drive from the world's number two golfer, Rory McIlroy, at Royal Lytham and St Annes
Tiger Woods has paid tribute to the 'fantastic' people of Lancashire and the Fylde coast.
The Met Office say the weather could improve as the weekend approaches. The forecast should see the sun coming out, although there could still be a gusty wind for the players to contend with.
The Royal and Ancient have issued the weather forecast for today at The Open 2012 at Royal Lytham.
The outlook is cloudy with some bright or sunny intervals developing but also one or two blustery showers, especially around late morning to early afternoon. Wind very slowly moderating.