The world’s best players and about 215,000 spectators are ready to descend upon Royal Portrush as it hosts its first Open Championship since 1951.
Graeme McDowell says his fellow players and their caddies have been telling him that Royal Portrush could be the best golf course they have seen.
Four-time major winner Bruce Koepka says caddie Ricky Elliott has been crucial to his success as the bagman returns to his hometown of Portrush for the Open.
Northern Ireland’s Rory McIlroy says it would be hard not to “burst out crying” if he won the Open on home soil at Royal Portrush.
As the Open arrives in Northern Ireland, BBC News NI brings you news and views from Royal Portrush.