Pictures of pros early British Open practice rounds at Turnberry

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Wednesday at Turnberry Tiger Woods hit the range at Turnberry with his caddie Steve Williams.
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Rory McIlroy tees off during the practice round on Monday. The young Northern Irishman is among the top players in betting odds to win at Turnberry.
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20-year-old McIlroy won his first professional tournament, the Dubai Desert Classic, in February of this year.
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Rory McIlroy chipping out of a bunker in front of the 14th hole.
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Japanese phenom Ryo Ishikawa tees off at the 10th during his practice round.
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Ishikawa, 17, won the Mizuno Open on the Japan Golf Tour to qualify for the British Open.
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Woods has three victories so far this season but has not won a major.
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Veteran Miguel Angel Jimenez is looking for his first major win. He tied for third at the 2001 Open.
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2003 Masters Champion Mike Weir is looking to become a two-time major champion.
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Woods, fresh off a victory at the AT&T National, is the favorite to take home the Claret Jug at Turnberry.
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Colombian Camilo Villegas was a three-time All-American at the University of Florida. One of the best young players on the Tour, Villegas is vying to take the next step at Turnberry and become a major champion.
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Three-time major champion Vijay Singh has never won a Claret Jug.
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Woods on the 14th green.
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This year at Turnberry, Woods will be trying for his fourth British Open title after wins in 2000, 2005, and 2006.
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Tiger Woods with caddie Steve Williams on the 15th green.
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Monday at Turnberry Tiger Woods, who hasn't won a major tournament in 2009, was out early Monday for a practice round.
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Kenny Perry, who skipped the Open last year, explained this week that he has nothing against the tournament, he was just very focused on making the Ryder Cup.
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His wife, tennis star Chris Evert, was on hand for support.
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Landing in a bunker at a links course is pretty much as bad as a water hazard on a regular course.
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Sergio Garcia is still searching for his first major title.
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Fans dotted the course on the final day of practice.
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Tuesday at Turnberry Greg Norman, who came close to winning the British Open last year, was out for a practice round Tuesday.
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Tiger Woods played with friend Mark O'Meara.
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"It's a lot more difficult than people are letting on," Woods said of Turnberry.
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Tom Watson won the Open Championship at Turnberry in 1977.
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Lee Westwood has finished in the top 10 in his last two events heading into the British Open.
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Last year's champion, Padraig Harrington, was trying out his changed swing at Turnberry Tuesday.
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Players champion Henrik Stenson is still searching for his first major title.
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Tiger takes some time away from his practice round to greet his fans, a rare occurrence during tournament play.