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Saturday 29 August 2015

Irish Open fans gallery - can you spot yourself?

Published 02/07/2012

Day four of the 2012 Irish Open at Royal Portrush
Day four of the 2012 Irish Open at Royal Portrush
England's Anthony Wall on the 17th during day four of the Irish Open at Royal Portrush Golf Club, Portrush
Wales' Jamie Donaldson on the 18th during day three of the Irish Open at Royal Portrush Golf Club, Portrush
Ireland's Padraig Harrington tees off during day three of the Irish Open at Royal Portrush Golf Club, Portrush
PORTRUSH, NORTHERN IRELAND - JUNE 30: Jamie Donaldson of England plays his second shot at the 18th hole during the third round of the 2012 Irish Open held on the Dunluce Links at Royal Portrush Golf Club on June 30, 2012 in Portrush, Northern Ireland. (Photo by David Cannon/Getty Images)
PORTRUSH, NORTHERN IRELAND - JULY 01: Fans watch Jamie Donaldson of Wales celebrate with the trophy after winning the 2012 Irish Open held on the Dunluce Links at Royal Portrush Golf Club on July 1, 2012 in Portrush, Northern Ireland. (Photo by Dean Mouhtaropoulos/Getty Images)
PORTRUSH, NORTHERN IRELAND - JULY 01: Anthony Wall of England plays his third shot at the 17th hole to secure his first European Tour win during the final round of the 2012 Irish Open held on the Dunluce Links at Royal Portrush Golf Club on July 1, 2012 in Portrush, Northern Ireland. (Photo by David Cannon/Getty Images)
PORTRUSH, NORTHERN IRELAND - JULY 01: Mikko Ilonen of Finland hits his second shot on the 1st hole during the Final Round of the 2012 Irish Open held on the Dunluce Links at Royal Portrush Golf Club on July 1, 2012 in Portrush, Northern Ireland. (Photo by Dean Mouhtaropoulos/Getty Images)
PORTRUSH, NORTHERN IRELAND - JULY 01: Mikko Ilonen of Finland hits his tee shot on the 1st hole during the Final Round of the 2012 Irish Open held on the Dunluce Links at Royal Portrush Golf Club on July 1, 2012 in Portrush, Northern Ireland. (Photo by Dean Mouhtaropoulos/Getty Images)
PORTRUSH, NORTHERN IRELAND - JULY 01: Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland hits his tee shot on the 1st hole during the Final Round of the 2012 Irish Open held on the Dunluce Links at Royal Portrush Golf Club on July 1, 2012 in Portrush, Northern Ireland. (Photo by Dean Mouhtaropoulos/Getty Images)
PORTRUSH, NORTHERN IRELAND - JULY 01: Padraig Harrington of Ireland plays his tee shot on the first hole during the final round of the 2012 Irish Open held on the Dunluce Links at Royal Portrush Golf Club on July 1, 2012 in Portrush, Northern Ireland. (Photo by David Cannon/Getty Images)
PORTRUSH, NORTHERN IRELAND - JULY 01: Padraig Harrington of Ireland plays his second shot on the first hole during the final round of the 2012 Irish Open held on the Dunluce Links at Royal Portrush Golf Club on July 1, 2012 in Portrush, Northern Ireland. (Photo by David Cannon/Getty Images)
PORTRUSH, NORTHERN IRELAND - JULY 01: Padraig Harrington of Ireland plays his second shot on the first hole during the final round of the 2012 Irish Open held on the Dunluce Links at Royal Portrush Golf Club on July 1, 2012 in Portrush, Northern Ireland. (Photo by David Cannon/Getty Images)
PORTRUSH, NORTHERN IRELAND - JUNE 30: Michael Hoey of Northern Ireland hits his second shot on the 15th hole during Day Three of the 2012 Irish Open held on the Dunluce Links at Royal Portrush Golf Club on June 30, 2012 in Portrush, Northern Ireland. (Photo by Dean Mouhtaropoulos/Getty Images)
PORTRUSH, NORTHERN IRELAND - JUNE 30: Padraig Harrington of Ireland hits his tee shot on the 14th hole during Day Three of the 2012 Irish Open held on the Dunluce Links at Royal Portrush Golf Club on June 30, 2012 in Portrush, Northern Ireland. (Photo by Dean Mouhtaropoulos/Getty Images)
PORTRUSH, NORTHERN IRELAND - JUNE 30: Jamie Donaldson of Wales celebrates his birdie on the 16th green during Day Three of the 2012 Irish Open held on the Dunluce Links at Royal Portrush Golf Club on June 30, 2012 in Portrush, Northern Ireland. (Photo by Dean Mouhtaropoulos/Getty Images)
PORTRUSH, NORTHERN IRELAND - JUNE 30: Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland plays his third shot at the 17th hole during the third round of the 2012 Irish Open held on the Dunluce Links at Royal Portrush Golf Club on June 30, 2012 in Portrush, Northern Ireland. (Photo by David Cannon/Getty Images)
Rory McIlroy pictured with fans at Portrush Golf Club on Saturday
Final Day of the 2012 Irish Open held on the Dunluce Links at Royal Portrush Golf Club
PORTRUSH, NORTHERN IRELAND - JUNE 30: Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland plays his second shot at the first hole during the third round of the 2012 Irish Open held on the Dunluce Links at Royal Portrush Golf Club on June 30, 2012 in Portrush, Northern Ireland. (Photo by David Cannon/Getty Images)
2012 Irish Open Pro Am at Royal Portrush. Day two - fans at the 13th green
The second day of the Irish Open in Portrush. Graeme McDowell
The second day of the Irish Open in Portrush. Graeme McDowell
The second day of the Irish Open in Portrush
The second day of the Irish Open in Portrush
PORTRUSH, NORTHERN IRELAND - JUNE 29: Matthew Zions of Australia hits his second shot on the 17th hole during Day Two of the 2012 Irish Open held on the Dunluce Links at Royal Portrush Golf Club on June 29, 2012 in Portrush, Northern Ireland. (Photo by Dean Mouhtaropoulos/Getty Images)
PORTRUSH, NORTHERN IRELAND - JUNE 29: Graeme McDowell of Northern Ireland signs autographs for the fans after his round during Day Two of the 2012 Irish Open held on the Dunluce Links at Royal Portrush Golf Club on June 29, 2012 in Portrush, Northern Ireland. (Photo by Dean Mouhtaropoulos/Getty Images)
PORTRUSH, NORTHERN IRELAND - JUNE 29: Jeev Milkha Singh of India plays his second shot on the par 4, 18th hole during the second round of the 2012 Irish Open held on the Dunluce Links at Royal Portrush Golf Club on June 29, 2012 in Portrush, Northern Ireland. (Photo by David Cannon/Getty Images)
PORTRUSH, NORTHERN IRELAND - JUNE 29: Graeme McDowell of Ireland plays his second shot on the par 5, 17th hole during the second round of the 2012 Irish Open held on the Dunluce Links at Royal Portrush Golf Club on June 29, 2012 in Portrush, Northern Ireland. (Photo by David Cannon/Getty Images)
PORTRUSH, NORTHERN IRELAND - JUNE 29: Padraig Harrington of Ireland plays his second shot on the par 5, 17th hole during the second round of the 2012 Irish Open held on the Dunluce Links at Royal Portrush Golf Club on June 29, 2012 in Portrush, Northern Ireland. (Photo by David Cannon/Getty Images)
PORTRUSH, NORTHERN IRELAND - JUNE 29: Padraig Harrington of Ireland plays his third shot on the par 5, 17th hole during the second round of the 2012 Irish Open held on the Dunluce Links at Royal Portrush Golf Club on June 29, 2012 in Portrush, Northern Ireland. (Photo by David Cannon/Getty Images)
PORTRUSH, NORTHERN IRELAND - JUNE 29: Padraig Harrington of Ireland plays his second shot on the par 5, 17th hole during the second round of the 2012 Irish Open held on the Dunluce Links at Royal Portrush Golf Club on June 29, 2012 in Portrush, Northern Ireland. (Photo by David Cannon/Getty Images)
Irelands Padraig Harrington plays out of the rough on the 17th,during day two of the Irish Open at Royal Portrush Golf Club
The second day of the Irish Open in Portrush. Graeme McDowell
The second day of the Irish Open in Portrush
The second day of the Irish Open in Portrush
The second day of the Irish Open in Portrush
The second day of the Irish Open in Portrush
The second day of the Irish Open in Portrush
The second day of the Irish Open in Portrush
Crowds watch Northern Irelands Rory McIlroy on the first Tee during day one of the Irish Open at Royal Portrush Golf Club, Portrush
PORTRUSH, NORTHERN IRELAND - JUNE 29: Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland walks betweeen the crowds from the first green to the second tee during the second round of the 2012 Irish Open held on the Dunluce Links at Royal Portrush Golf Club on June 29, 2012 in Portrush, Northern Ireland. (Photo by David Cannon/Getty Images)
Northern Ireland's Graeme McDowell during day two of the Irish Open at Royal Portrush Golf Club, Portrush
Day two of the 2012 Irish Open held on the Dunluce Links at Royal Portrush Golf Club on June 28, 2012 in Portrush, Northern Ireland. Greg Bourdy
PORTRUSH, NORTHERN IRELAND - JUNE 29: Massed umbrellas as the huge Irish galleries brave the weather during the second round of the 2012 Irish Open held on the Dunluce Links at Royal Portrush Golf Club on June 29, 2012 in Portrush, Northern Ireland. (Photo by David Cannon/Getty Images)
PORTRUSH, NORTHERN IRELAND - JUNE 29: Rory McIlory of Northern Ireland plays his tee shot on the par 4, first hole during the second round of the 2012 Irish Open held on the Dunluce Links at Royal Portrush Golf Club on June 29, 2012 in Portrush, Northern Ireland. (Photo by David Cannon/Getty Images)
PORTRUSH, NORTHERN IRELAND - JUNE 29: Rory McIlory of Northern Ireland plays his second shot at the 17th hole during the second round of the 2012 Irish Open held on the Dunluce Links at Royal Portrush Golf Club on June 29, 2012 in Portrush, Northern Ireland. (Photo by David Cannon/Getty Images)
PORTRUSH, NORTHERN IRELAND - JUNE 29: Huge galleries during the second round of the 2012 Irish Open held on the Dunluce Links at Royal Portrush Golf Club on June 29, 2012 in Portrush, Northern Ireland. (Photo by David Cannon/Getty Images)
PORTRUSH, NORTHERN IRELAND - JUNE 29: Padraig Harrington of Ireland plays his tee shot on the par 4, first hole during the second round of the 2012 Irish Open held on the Dunluce Links at Royal Portrush Golf Club on June 29, 2012 in Portrush, Northern Ireland. (Photo by David Cannon/Getty Images)
The first day of the Irish Open in Portrush. Spectators watch from under umbrellas as torrential rain starts
Keegan Bradley during day one of the Irish Open at Royal Portrush Golf Club, Portrush
America's Keegan Bradley makes his way on to the first tee
Keegan Bradley during day one of the Irish Open at Royal Portrush Golf Club, Portrush
Northern Ireland's Rory McIlroy during day one of the Irish Open at Royal Portrush Golf Club, Portrush
Northern Ireland's Rory McIlroy on the first Tee during day one of the Irish Open at Royal Portrush Golf Club, Portrush
England's Mark Foster during day one of the Irish Open at Royal Portrush Golf Club, Portrush
PORTRUSH, NORTHERN IRELAND - JUNE 28: Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland watches his second shot at the 17th hole during the first round of the 2012 Irish Open held on the Dunluce Links at Royal Portrush Golf Club on June 28, 2012 in Portrush, Northern Ireland. (Photo by David Cannon/Getty Images)
Crowds line the fairways on the first day of the Irish open at Royal Portrush
Day one of the Irish Open, Royal Portrush Golf Club. Rory McIlroy chips onto the 10th green
PORTRUSH, NORTHERN IRELAND - JUNE 28: Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland plays his second shot to green at the par 4, 1st hole from amongst a huge gallery during the first round of the 2012 Irish Open held on the Dunluce Links at Royal Portrush Golf Club on June 28, 2012 in Portrush, Northern Ireland. (Photo by David Cannon/Getty Images)
PORTRUSH, NORTHERN IRELAND - JUNE 28: fans in wigs watch the action during Day One of the 2012 Irish Open held on the Dunluce Links at Royal Portrush Golf Club on June 28, 2012 in Portrush, Northern Ireland. (Photo by Dean Mouhtaropoulos/Getty Images)
PORTRUSH, NORTHERN IRELAND - JUNE 28: Branden Grace of South Africa plays his tee shot at the par 4, 1st hole during the first round of the 2012 Irish Open held on the Dunluce Links at Royal Portrush Golf Club on June 28, 2012 in Portrush, Northern Ireland. (Photo by David Cannon/Getty Images)
PORTRUSH, NORTHERN IRELAND - JUNE 28: Bradley Keegan of the United States plays his tee shot at the par 4, 1st hole watched by (l-r) George O'Grady The Chief Executive of the European Tour, Martin McGuiness the deputy First Minister of Northern Ireland, and Peter Robinson The First Minister of Northern Ireland during the first round of the 2012 Irish Open held on the Dunluce Links at Royal Portrush Golf Club on June 28, 2012 in Portrush, Northern Ireland. (Photo by David Cannon/Getty Images)
PORTRUSH, NORTHERN IRELAND - JUNE 28: Darren Clarke of Northern Ireland plays his tee shot at the par 4, 1st hole watched by Martin McGuiness the deputy First Minister of Northern Ireland, and Peter Robinson The First Minister of Northern Ireland during the first round of the 2012 Irish Open held on the Dunluce Links at Royal Portrush Golf Club on June 28, 2012 in Portrush, Northern Ireland. (Photo by David Cannon/Getty Images)
PORTRUSH, NORTHERN IRELAND - JUNE 28: Keegan Bradley of USA hits his tee shot on the 1st hole during Day One of the 2012 Irish Open held on the Dunluce Links at Royal Portrush Golf Club on June 28, 2012 in Portrush, Northern Ireland. (Photo by Dean Mouhtaropoulos/Getty Images)
PORTRUSH, NORTHERN IRELAND - JUNE 28: Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland plays his tee shot at the par 4, 1st hole during the first round of the 2012 Irish Open held on the Dunluce Links at Royal Portrush Golf Club on June 28, 2012 in Portrush, Northern Ireland. (Photo by David Cannon/Getty Images)
PORTRUSH, NORTHERN IRELAND - JUNE 28: Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland plays his second shot to green at the par 4, 1st hole from amongst a huge gallery during the first round of the 2012 Irish Open held on the Dunluce Links at Royal Portrush Golf Club on June 28, 2012 in Portrush, Northern Ireland. (Photo by David Cannon/Getty Images)
Golf fans watch Rory McIlroy during the Irish Open Pro-Am at Royal Portrush on Wednesday 27 June
Irish Open Pro-Am 2012 at The Royal Portrush. Rory McIlroy during Wednesday's Pro-Am
Irish Open 2012 at The Royal Portrush. Graeme McDowell during Wednesday's Pro-Am
PORTRUSH, NORTHERN IRELAND - JUNE 28: Graeme McDowell of Northern Ireland tees off on the 1st tee during the first round of the 2012 Irish Open held on the Dunluce Links at Royal Portrush Golf Club on June 28, 2012 in Portrush, Northern Ireland. (Photo by David Cannon/Getty Images)
PORTRUSH, NORTHERN IRELAND - JUNE 27: Graeme McDowell of Northern Ireland during the pro-am for the 2012 Irish Open held on the Dunluce Links at at Royal Portrush Golf Club on June 27, 2012 in Portrush, Northern Ireland. (Photo by David Cannon/Getty Images)
PORTRUSH, NORTHERN IRELAND - JUNE 28: Padraig Harrington of Ireland tees off on the first hole during the first round of the 2012 Irish Open held on the Dunluce Links at Royal Portrush Golf Club on June 28, 2012 in Portrush, Northern Ireland. (Photo by David Cannon/Getty Images)
PORTRUSH, NORTHERN IRELAND - JUNE 28: Padraig Harrington of Ireland follows his second shot on the 17th hole during the first round of the 2012 Irish Open held on the Dunluce Links at Royal Portrush Golf Club on June 28, 2012 in Portrush, Northern Ireland. (Photo by David Cannon/Getty Images)
PORTRUSH, NORTHERN IRELAND - JUNE 28: Graeme McDowell of Northern Ireland plays his second shot on the 17th hole during the first round of the 2012 Irish Open held on the Dunluce Links at Royal Portrush Golf Club on June 28, 2012 in Portrush, Northern Ireland. (Photo by David Cannon/Getty Images)
Irish Open 2012 at The Royal Portrush. Graeme McDowell during Wednesday's Pro-Am
PORTRUSH, NORTHERN IRELAND - JUNE 28: Mikael Lundberg of Sweden hits his tee shot on the 12th hole during Day One of the 2012 Irish Open held on the Dunluce Links at Royal Portrush Golf Club on June 28, 2012 in Portrush, Northern Ireland. (Photo by Dean Mouhtaropoulos/Getty Images)
PORTRUSH, NORTHERN IRELAND - JUNE 28: Graeme McDowell of Northern Ireland plays his second shot on the 17th hole during the first round of the 2012 Irish Open held on the Dunluce Links at Royal Portrush Golf Club on June 28, 2012 in Portrush, Northern Ireland. (Photo by David Cannon/Getty Images)
PORTRUSH, NORTHERN IRELAND - JUNE 28: Padraig Harrington of Ireland tees off on the first hole during the first round of the 2012 Irish Open held on the Dunluce Links at Royal Portrush Golf Club on June 28, 2012 in Portrush, Northern Ireland. (Photo by David Cannon/Getty Images)
PORTRUSH, NORTHERN IRELAND - JUNE 28: Fans holding umberllas hide from the rain during Day One of the 2012 Irish Open held on the Dunluce Links at Royal Portrush Golf Club on June 28, 2012 in Portrush, Northern Ireland. (Photo by Dean Mouhtaropoulos/Getty Images)
Irish Open Pro-Am 2012 at The Royal Portrush. Hollywood Actor Bill Murray during Wednesday's Pro-Am
PORTRUSH, NORTHERN IRELAND - JUNE 27: Graeme McDowell of Northern Ireland during the pro-am for the 2012 Irish Open held on the Dunluce Links at at Royal Portrush Golf Club on June 27, 2012 in Portrush, Northern Ireland. (Photo by David Cannon/Getty Images)
PORTRUSH, NORTHERN IRELAND - JUNE 27: Darren Clarke of Northern Ireland watches his amateur partner Shane Filan tee off on the 1st tee during the pro-am for the 2012 Irish Open held on the Dunluce Links at at Royal Portrush Golf Club on June 27, 2012 in Portrush, Northern Ireland. (Photo by David Cannon/Getty Images)
PORTRUSH, NORTHERN IRELAND - JUNE 27: American Actor, Bill Murray hits his second shot on the 17th hole during the Pro Am for the 2012 Irish Open held on the Dunluce Links at Royal Portrush Golf Club on June 27, 2012 in Portrush, Northern Ireland. (Photo by Dean Mouhtaropoulos/Getty Images)
PORTRUSH, NORTHERN IRELAND - JUNE 28: Massed umbrellas in use during the first round of the 2012 Irish Open held on the Dunluce Links at Royal Portrush Golf Club on June 28, 2012 in Portrush, Northern Ireland. (Photo by David Cannon/Getty Images)
Golf fans watch Rory McIlroy during the Irish Open Pro-Am at Royal Portrush on Wednesday 27 June
Golf fans watch Rory McIlroy during the Irish Open Pro-Am at Royal Portrush on Wednesday 27 June
The 2012 Irish Open at Royal Portrush Golf Club. Spectators on the 10th hole watch Wednesday's Pro-Am
The 2012 Irish Open at Royal Portrush Golf Club. Spectators on the 10th hole watch Wednesday's Pro-Am
The 2012 Irish Open at Royal Portrush Golf Club. Spectators on the 10th hole watch Wednesday's Pro-Am
The 2012 Irish Open at Royal Portrush Golf Club. Graeme McDowell signs autographs on the 1st tee during Wednesday's Pro-Am
The Irish Open 2012 at Royal Portrush - day three Pro-Am. Young fans pictured watching Rory McIlroy on the seventeenth hole
PORTRUSH, NORTHERN IRELAND - JUNE 27: Ana Botin of Spain (l) The CEO of Banco Santander UK playing poses on the first tee with Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland and her son Pablo Botin of Spain . McIlroy has a sponsprship deal with Santander during the pro-am for the 2012 Irish Open held on the Dunluce Links at at Royal Portrush Golf Club on June 27, 2012 in Portrush, Northern Ireland. (Photo by David Cannon/Getty Images)
PORTRUSH, NORTHERN IRELAND - JUNE 27: Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland in action during the pro-am for the 2012 Irish Open held on the Dunluce Links at at Royal Portrush Golf Club on June 27, 2012 in Portrush, Northern Ireland (Photo by David Cannon/Getty Images)
PORTRUSH, NORTHERN IRELAND - JUNE 27: Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland in action during the pro-am for the 2012 Irish Open held on the Dunluce Links at at Royal Portrush Golf Club on June 27, 2012 in Portrush, Northern Ireland (Photo by David Cannon/Getty Images)
PORTRUSH, NORTHERN IRELAND - JUNE 27: Darren Clarke of Northern Ireland watches his pro-am partner Shane Filan of Ireland tee off on the 1st tee during the pro-am for the 2012 Irish Open held on the Dunluce Links at at Royal Portrush Golf Club on June 27, 2012 in Portrush, Northern Ireland. (Photo by David Cannon/Getty Images)
PORTRUSH, NORTHERN IRELAND - JUNE 27: Darren Clarke of Northern Ireland watches his father Godfrey Clarke tee off on the 1st tee during the pro-am for the 2012 Irish Open held on the Dunluce Links at at Royal Portrush Golf Club on June 27, 2012 in Portrush, Northern Ireland. (Photo by David Cannon/Getty Images)
PORTRUSH, NORTHERN IRELAND - JUNE 27: Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland with his father Gerry McIlroy during the pro-am for the 2012 Irish Open held on the Dunluce Links at at Royal Portrush Golf Club on June 27, 2012 in Portrush, Northern Ireland. (Photo by David Cannon/Getty Images)

The 2012 Irish Open is the first regular European Tour event to sell out completely.

A total of 27,000 each day will descend on Royal Portrush as Northern Ireland stages the tournament for the first time since 1953.

Here, we look at the fans getting a chance to get up close to their golfing heroes as the event takes place.

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