Practice Rounds at Royal Birkdale

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Wednesday at Royal Birkdale Defending champion Padraig Harrington looked after his injured wrist during the final day of practice.
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Defending champion Padraig Harrington only played nine holes due to an injured wrist.
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Ernie Els, right, played a practice round with Lee Westwood.
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Colin Montgomerie will once again try to win his first major this week.
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Name cards were spread out on the driving range for the field of players.
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Vijay Singh, who finished T27 at last year's open, does not have any wins this season.
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England's Justin Rose finished five strokes off the lead at last year's open.
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K.J. Choi, who finished T8 in 2007, played a practice round on Monday.
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Jim Furyk was T12 in 2007.
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Sergio Garcia worked on his bunker play at 18.
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"I feel very good about Birkdale," Mickelson said recently. "It's been a special place for me. It's where I first played my Open Championship in '91 as an amateur. I love going back there."
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Mickelson, here with coach Butch Harmon, finished 11 strokes off the lead at the Scottish Open last week.
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Harrington stopped to sign autographs while eating an ice cream cone.
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Monday at Royal Birkdale Defending Champion Padraig Harrington hit the practice range at Royal Birkdale on Monday.
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A boy struggled with his umbrella as high winds pounded Royal Birkdale.
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Ernie Els turned his hat backwards to keep it from flying off in the high winds.
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Fellow Australians Adam Scott and Greg Norman played a round together on Wednesday.
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Scott, who finished at two over par in his last Open, found himself in the bunker on the seventh hole.
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Anthony Kim was joined by girlfriend, Lisa Pruett, during his practice round.
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Tuesday at Birkdale Phil Mickelson and Jim Furyk were out early on Tuesday morning for a practice round.
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Colin Montgomerie missed the cut at last year's Open Championship.