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NORTH BERWICK, Scotland

The 142nd British Open Championship starts today at Muirfield, in Gullane, East Lothian, Scotland, overlooking the Firth of Forth.

Muirfield is a links course and is set on elevated ancient land claimed from the sea, highlighted by its sandy base and small sea shells in its bunkers; but it has an unusual layout, which was designed by Old Tom Morris.

Most links courses run along the coast and then back again, leading to two sets of nine holes, each of which will roughly face in the same direction.

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