Golf's leading players describe their favourite Open memories
By Keith Jackson
Last Updated: 05/07/16 6:04am
With the clock ticking down quickly ahead of the 145th Open at Royal Troon, we asked a number of the world's leading players to describe their favourite memories of watching golf's oldest major.
The Open is steeped in history and indelible memories, but what - or who - gave today's leading generation of players the inspiration and determination to hold aloft the famous Claret Jug?
Rickie Fowler was honoured to be photographed on the Swilcan Bridge alongside Sir Nick Faldo at St Andrews last year as the three-time champion, who will be part of the Sky Sports commentary team at Royal Troon, bid farewell to the championship.
Jason Day heard the noise that greeted Rory McIlroy's win in 2014 from his hotel room, while Shane Lowry and Adam Scott were understandably inspired by watching an Irishman and an Aussie win The Open twice.
Click on the video at the top of the page to see some of the world's top players discuss their favourite Open memories.
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