Players arrive for beginning of the Open Championship

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The players are starting to arrive at Royal Birkdale for this week’s Open Championship.

Four Irish players will feature at the Merseyside course – former champions Rory McIlroy, Padraig Harrington and Darren Clarke, as well as Shane Lowry.

Graeme McDowell and Paul Dunne just missed out on the final qualifications spots up for grabs at last weekend’s Scottish Open.