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WATCH: The stage is set of The Open's return to Royal Birkdale

The stage is set for one of sport's majors. This year is a special anniversary for Royal Birkdale, as it host The Open championship for the tenth time.

The last winner there was Pádraig Harrington in 2008 - he's back again this year alongside some of the greats of the game, all desperate to lift the famous claret jug and today was their final practice.


Exclusive: top Southport golfer says winning Open wouldn't be the biggest achievement of his year

Tommy Fleetwood is in the form of his life and all eyes will be on the Southport golfer as the Open comes to Royal Birkdale.

It's a huge week for him and his family but it's not going to be his biggest of the year as he's due to became a dad for the first time in September.

David Chisnall caught up with him to talk about all things from fatherhood to the Claret Jug, as he was given a special honour at the course where it all started for him.


Young golfers shoot for glory

As the final Major of the year, the PGA Championship, gets underway in the USA, a little closer to home the search is on for Britain's next golfing star.

Royal Birkdale is the venue for the 89th Boys Amateur Championship.

Among the 64-strong field is a teenager from Merseyside who's hoping to shine on his local course.

He's been speaking to Chris Hall.

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Cheshire father and son make golfing history

Tom Murray, from Lymm in Cheshire, has emulated his father Andrew by winning a place on the European Tour.

This year he will compete alongside some of the sport's greatest names, though his biggest hero remains his dad, who will play on the Seniors Tour.

Jamie Donaldson: Ryder Cup success 'not sunk in yet'

Macclesfield golfer Jamie Donaldson hit the winning shot to win the Ryder Cup for Europe on Sunday.

Jamie's now back home in Cheshire, and in between a lot of understandable celebrating, he took time out to chat to ITV News.

Jamie Donaldson: I hit the shot of my life

Ryder Cup golfer Jamie Donaldson has spoken about the moment he hit the winning shot to seal the win for Europe.

Donaldson, who is based at Macclesfield Golf Club, says he hit "the shot of his life" to seal a win against the USA, and guarantee Europe retained the trophy.

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