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McIlroy wins Open Championship at Royal Liverpool

Rory McIlroy held off a spirited challenge from Ryder Cup team-mate Sergio Garcia to claim his third major title on a thrilling final day of the Open Championship at Royal Liverpool on Sunday.

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Lightening risk means Open Championship has two-tee start

Crowds with umbrellas at Open Championship at Hoylake Credit: Peter Byrne/PA Wire/Press Association Images

The Open Championship has instigated a two-tee start for the first time in its history because of the risk of thunderstorms.

Players are using both the first and 10th tee, with the field split into groups of three rather than two.

It's hoped that will mean the round can be completed on schedule even if there are delays due to the weather.

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