We take a look at some of the very best images from the Open Championship so far ahead of the conclusion of the final round at St Andrews

It’s been one of the most noteworthy Open Championships in recent history for a number of reasons, including hostile weather, legends bowing out, Jordan Spieth’s quest for the Grand Slam and one of the best final-round leaderboards in the history of the esteemed event.

As the leaders bid to land the Claret Jug, we take a look at some of the very best Open Championship photos so far ahead of the conclusion of the final round at St Andrews…

[All pictures courtesy of Getty Images]

Tom WatsonTom Watson said an emotional goodbye to St Andrews and The Open Championship late on Friday evening under the cover of darkness. Nonetheless, hoards of spectators waited to pay their respects to the five-time winner.

Nick FaldoNick Faldo also played his last Open Championship at St Andrews, cloaking himself in the jumper he wore on the Old Course in 1990 when he claimed his second Open title.

Paul DunneTwenty-two year-old Irish amateur Paul Dunne produced a stunning third-round 66 to share the lead heading into the final round. It’s the first time an amateur has led the Open Championship since 1927. The last amateur to win was Bobby Jones in 1930.

Open ChampionshipGreenkeepers on the Old Course were hard at work on Friday morning after a deluge over St Andrews.

woodsTiger Woods played some awful golf at the 2015 Open Championship en route to back-to-back Major missed cuts for the first time in his distinguished career.

Louis OosthuizenLouis Oosthuizen’s ball moved on the 11th green on Friday morning, leaving him a six-footer instead of a two-foot tap-in.

Gary PlayerGary Player took part in the Open Championship Champions Challenge, where past winners of the tournament played four holes in a team format on the Wednesday before the start of the event.

Eddie PepperellA truly unique backdrop: Eddie Pepperell surveys the scene on the 16th hole during a third-round 66, which included an untimely double-bogey at the 17th.

Sergio Garcia and Jordan SpiethJordan Spieth and Sergio Garcia display some heart-warming camaraderie during the third round, despite both being in contention for the Claret Jug.