The Best Of The Open 2015 – In Pictures

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I think we can all agree that The Open in St. Andrews was far from dull with its fair share of excitement, poor performances, shocking moments, grueling weather and thrilling finish to top it all off.

Here is our round up of the best pictures from some of the top golfing photographers, that highlighted the magical moments of the 144th Open Championship.

Players, officials, groundskeepers, fans, and caddies all looking for Ernie’s ball. Photograph: Adrian Dennis/AFP/Getty

Open 1

 

Henrik Stenson on the driving range during a practice round. Photograph: Eddie Keogh/Reuters

Henrik Stenson on the driving range during a practice round.

 

Dustin Johnson plays out of the rough on the 4th. Photograph: Jon Super/AP

Dustin Johnson plays out of the rough on the fourth.

 

Speith tees off from the 9th. Photograph: Streeter Lecka/Getty Images

Jordan Spieth of the United States tees off from the ninth.

 

Amateur Paul Dunne of Ireland plays out of a bunker on the 5th hole. Photograph: Streeter Lecka/Getty Images

Amateur Paul Dunne of Ireland plays out of a bunker on the fifth hole.

 

Groundsmen working hard to clear the surface water after heavy rain. Photograph: Adrian Dennis/AFP/Getty

Groundsmen sweep water into the Swilcan Burn from the first fairway after heavy rain made the course unplayable early on the second day.

 

Marc Leishman on the 15th. Photograph: Warren Little/R&A/Getty

Marc Leishman hits his second shot on the fifteenth hole.

 

Seagulls waiting to attack. Photograph: Paul Childs/Reuters

Seagulls hover over spectators as they eat at the course.

 

Fans attempting to walk on the windswept beach. Photograph: Jon Super/AP

People walk on a windswept beach next to the course as high winds suspend play.

 

Tiger woods reacting to missing his putt on the 18th. Photograph: Adrian Dennis/AFP/Getty

Tiger Woods reacts to missing a putt on the 18th green during the completion of his second round 75.

 

Sergio García reacts after missing a birdie on the sixteenth green. Photograph: David J Phillip/AP

Sergio Garcia reacts after missing a birdie on the sixteenth green.

 

And finally, Zach Johnson reacts after winning the playoff. Photograph: Glyn Kirk/AFP/Getty

Zach Johnson reacts after winning the three-way playoff.