Golf Monthly are up in Hoylake for the 2014 Open Championship, take a look at some of the pictures taken by Kevin Murray of the first practice day

18th green at Hoylake Open

The 18th green with Claret Jug emblazon on the stands

Phil Mickelson


Open 2013 Champions Phil Mickelson was in action

Bubba Watson at The Open

Bubba Watson was spotted having an early look at the Royal Liverpool course

Hoylake programme seller

A programme seller cheerily shows off her stock

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One of England’s big hopes Luke Donald teed it up

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A stunning view of the 18th hole at Hoylake



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There is plenty to do at the course besides watch the golf

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Mickelson seemed to enjoy his first look at the course this year.




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Can Ian Poulter break his Major duck in 2014?