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Spectators descend on Portrush as Open practice underway

Tiger Woods tees off at Royal Portrush on the second practice day. Credit: Pacemaker

Golfing superstars have been getting practice in at Royal Portrush ahead of The 148th Open Championship.

Thousands of people have made their way to the north coast venue with just days left until the championship begins.

In the lead up to the event which officially starts on Thursday, some of the biggest names from the world of golf including 2019 Masters winner Tiger Woods and fellow American Dustin Johnson have been playing practice rounds.

Dustin Johnson getting a few holes played at The 148th Open at Royal Portrush. Credit: Pacemaker
Dustin Johnson tees off at the 10th. Credit: Pacemaker
Huge crowd following Tiger and Dustin Johnson during practice rounds. Credit: Pacemaker

WATCH: UTV Sport Correspondent Ruth Gorman looks ahead to the Open championship:

It was announced on Monday that Northern Ireland's Darren Clarke will hit the first shot on Thursday morning with Rory McIlroy also teeing off early.

Tiger Woods will kick-off his campaign at 3.10 pm.

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Patrick Reed on the tee at The 148th Open at Royal Portrush today Credit: Pacemaker
Tiger Woods in action at Royal Portrush. Credit: Pacemaker
Jim Furyk at The 148th Open at Royal Portrush practice day two. Credit: Pacemaker
Jon Rahm coming up the first hole at The 148th Open. Credit: Pacemaker
Tommy Fleetwood makes a young fans day at The 148th Open at Royal Portrush. Credit: Pacemaker
Niki Flower on the tee at The 148th Open at Royal Portrush Practice day two. Credit: Pacemaker
Jordan Spieth signing for the fans The 148th Open at Royal Portrush practice day two. Credit: Pacemaker