Six Aussies to follow at The Open
They come from a land Down Under - and they have a proud record in finishing at the top of the leaderboard at The Open.
Much has been made of the fact it's 25 years since an English golfer won the Claret Jug, but it's 26 years since Greg Norman became the last Australian to win the prize, claiming his second Open title at Royal St George's in 1993.
But golfers from Australia boast strong credentials at Royal Birkdale. Peter Thompson famously won five Open titles in 11 years and two were around these links, his first in 1954 and his last in 1965.
And then, in 1991, Ian Baker Finch followed his lead to win here, while Norman strongly challenged in 2008 before finishing third behind Ireland's Padraig Harrington.
In fact, in nine editions of The Open staged here, Australian golfers have won a third of the titles - in contrast an English golfer has never triumphed on this track.
So the standard has been set, with six Aussie golfers off in the space of ten groups between 11.47am and 1.26pm local time.
Here's our lowdown on the Aussie class of 2017:
Jason Day (1.04pm)
This is Jason Day's seventh Open appearance with 2015 at St Andrews still his best performance. He was second after the first round and started the final round as leader, finishing in a tie for fourth.
But 2017 has not been a season to remember for the world number six. He is a perennial challenger for big titles, in 2015 he lead two majors heading into the final round. However, can he challenge down the stretch after a difficult year off the course?
Adam Scott (1.26pm)
The former world number one was the runner-up in The Open in 2012, leading by four strokes with four holes to play before bogeying all of them to lose the title by a stroke to Ernie Els. He was the first Australian to win The Masters in 2013 and is a former winner of the Players' Championship and two WGC events.
This is his 18th consecutive Open and, other than his second place in 2012, he finished in a tie for third and fifth in 2014 and 2015 respectively.
On his last visit to Royal Birkdale, he was fourth after the first round and finished in a tie for 16th.
Adam Bland (11.47am)
Qualified for his second Open via the Japan-Mizuno Open, Bland turned professional 13 years ago and has four professional wins. He missed the cut in 2006 and 2015 and is out alongside former Champion Golfer of the year John Daly.
Matthew Griffin (12.09pm)
Making his Open debut after winning the Order of Merit for the Tour of Australasia last year. He made three European Tour appearances last season and made the top ten in two of the tournaments.
Cameron Smith (12.20pm)
Won the Zurich Classic of New Orleans on the PGA Tour in a sudden death play-off, his first career title after turning pro in 2015. Started the year with a tie for second in the Australian Open.
Aaron Baddeley (12.53pm)
Famously won the Australian Open as an amateur in 1999 and then defended his title as a professional one year later. He's a two-time winner on the European Tour, with his most recent title in 2008 at the MasterCard Masters. This is his eighth appearance at The Open but he admits his record must improve.
He missed the cut in his first six starts but finished in a tie for 69th in 2012 just a few miles up the coast at Royal Lytham.