Some early images from the final round of the 143rd Open Championship at Royal Liverpool, including Tiger Woods, Phil Mickelson and Jason Dufner

Huge galleries made their way round the famous links at Royal Liverpool as round four of the 143rd Open Championship got underway this morning.

With the weather forecast good, and predicted to get ever better, golf fans flocked to Hoylake to see some of the world’s best players in action.

The marquee morning pairing featured crowd favourite and 14-time major champion Tiger Woods and 2013 PGA Champion Jason Dufner.

Defending champion Phil Mickelson was also out early following a third-round 71.

Louis Oosthuizen – who made a great start to the Open Championship – made his way to the first green as Japan’s Koumei Oda completed a joint best-of-day 67.