Social media heats up for The Open

The 145th Open Championship will tee off on Thursday at Royal Troon Golf Club, and the social media world is already starting to buzz.

Whether it’s 2010 winner Louis Ooszthuizen receiving retweets from Brandon Stone’s account or Phil Mickelson causing a stir thanks to a final round 66 at the Aberdeen Asset Managament Scottish Open, The Open Championship will certainly light up your social media timeline.

Make sure to follow the Sunshine Tour on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter to keep up with the latest social media news.

For now, here’s a look at what’s been happening ahead of the 145th Open Championship at Royal Troon.

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2010 Open Champion Louis Oosthuizen prepared for the weather at Royal Troon.


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Brandon Stone and Zander Lombard prepped for the Open thanks to coach Llewellyn van Leeuwen.


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Haydn Porteous set for his first Open Championship thanks to his Jo’burg Open triumph earlier this year.


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Ernie Els is set to play in his 26th Open Champion this year.


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After his 2015 triumph at St Andrews, Zach Johnson looks unhappy to return the Claret Jug.


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Protea all-rounder JP Duminy is set to travel to The Open.


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Phil Mickelson looks to be in form ahead of The Open, firing a final round 66 at the Scottish Open.



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