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Rory McIlroy is aiming for a first major victory since 2014. (Photo by Andrew Redington/Getty Images)

Rory McIlroy is aiming for a first major victory since 2014. (Photo by Andrew Redington/Getty Images)

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Darren Clarke hits his opening tee shot at The Open Championship at Royal St George's, where he won the tournament back in 2011. (Photo by Christopher Lee/Getty Images)

Darren Clarke hits his opening tee shot at The Open Championship at Royal St George's, where he won the tournament back in 2011. (Photo by Christopher Lee/Getty Images)

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Rory McIlroy is aiming for a first major victory since 2014. (Photo by Andrew Redington/Getty Images)

It's one of the biggest days of the golfing calendar as The Open Championship gets under way.

Darren Clarke is on course early at Royal St George's, with Rory McIlroy out at 3.21pm to begin his bid for a fifth major trophy.

Keep up to date with all the day's action right here on our live blog:

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