Rory McIlroy watches his drive during a practice round at Royal Liverpool Golf Course
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Open 2014: Behind the scenes at Royal Liverpool Golf Club

16 July 2014 Last updated at 17:27 BST

The Open Championship from Royal Liverpool gets under way on Thursday and thousands of fans are expected at Hoylake.

It is a busy time for the staff at the club during one of the biggest annual events in the sporting calendar, attracting golf fans from around the world.

The BBC's Stuart Pollitt caught up with some of the staff to find out what working at The Open is like for them.