Photos: British Open 2016

The 145th British Open, golf's oldest major championship, kicked off on Thursday July 14th, 2016.

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Henrik Stenson of Sweden kisses the trophy after winning the British Open Golf Championships in Troon, Scotland, on July 17, 2016.
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Henrik Stenson of Sweden celebrates as he wins the British Open Golf Championships, after putting out on the 18th green in Troon, Scotland, on July, 17, 2016.
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Sergio Garcia of Spain reacts as he watches his putt on the 18th green during the final round of the British Open Golf Championship in Troon, Scotland, on July 17, 2016.
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Phil Mickelson of the United States watches his shot from the 15th fairway during the final round of the British Open Golf Championship in Troon, Scotland, on July 17, 2016.
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Jason Day of Australia lines up a putt at the 8th during the second round on day two of the 145th Open Championship on July 15, 2016 in Troon, Scotland.
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Paul Dunne of Ireland hits a bunker shot on the 14th during the second round on day two of the 145th Open Championship on July 15, 2016 in Troon, Scotland.
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Ernie Els of South Africa hits his tee shot on the 13th during the second round on day two of the 145th Open Championship at Royal Troon on July 15, 2016, in Troon, Scotland.
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Martin Kaymer of Germany plays his third shot from a bunker on the 4th hole during the second round on day two of the 145th Open Championship at Royal Troon on July 15, 2016, in Troon, Scotland.
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Spectators use umbrellas to shelter from the rain as they watch the action during the second round on day two of the 145th Open Championship at Royal Troon on July 15, 2016, in Troon, Scotland.
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Patrick Reed of the United States lines up a putt with caddie Kessler Karain on the the 1st green during the second round on day two of the 145th Open Championship at Royal Troon on July 15, 2016, in Troon, Scotland.
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Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland plays his second shot on the 12th hole during the first round on day one of the 145th Open Championship at Royal Troon on July 14, 2016, in Troon, Scotland.
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Patrick Reed of the United States tees off on the 18th hole during the first round on day one of the 145th Open Championship at Royal Troon on July 14, 2016, in Troon, Scotland.
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Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland lines up a putt on the 5th during the first round on day one of the 145th Open Championship at Royal Troon on July 14, 2016, in Troon, Scotland.
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Fans show their support for Phil Mickelson of the United States on the roof of a nearby house during the second round on day two of the 145th Open Championship at Royal Troon on July 15, 2016, in Troon, Scotland.
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Hideki Matsuyama of Japan lines up a putt on the 18th during the first round on day one of the 145th Open Championship at Royal Troon on July 14, 2016, in Troon, Scotland.
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Bubba Watson of the United States plays from a green-side bunker on the 8th hole during his first round on the opening day of the 2016 British Open Golf Championship at Royal Troon in Scotland on July 14, 2016.
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Kessler Karain, caddie for Patrick Reed of the United States assesses a putt on the 18th green during the first round on day one of the 145th Open Championship at Royal Troon on July 14, 2016, in Troon, Scotland.
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Jason Day of Australia chips on; to the 8th green during the first round on day one of the 145th Open Championship at Royal Troon on July 14, 2016, in Troon, Scotland.
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Shane Lowry of Ireland hits his tee shot on the 18th hole during the first round on day one of the 145th Open Championship at Royal Troon on July 14, 2016, in Troon, Scotland.
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Rickie Fowler of the United States walks between holes during the first round on day one of the 145th Open Championship at Royal Troon on July 14, 2016, in Troon, Scotland.
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Thailand's Thongchai Jaidee plays from the 6th tee during his first round on the opening day of the 2016 British Open Golf Championship at Royal Troon in Scotland on July 14, 2016.
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