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We've just had the first hole-in-one at the Open for three years

It’s the first ace at the championship since 2012.

AFTER A DELAY of nearly eleven hours, play has finally resumed at St Andrews where a handful of groups are eventually completing their second rounds.

One of the worst delays in Open history forced organisers to announce that the final round would be held on Monday for just the second time in its 155-year history with the third round to be staged on Sunday.

The 36 players yet to finish their second rounds were called from the course at 7.32am – just 30 minutes after they had started.

With the winds staying strong, several deadlines passed before they were finally given the green light to go back out again at 6pm.

At six-over par, Daniel Brooks’ hopes of playing into the third round appear to have been blown away in the high winds but the Englishman will have a moment to savour from his week at the Old Course.

Brooks gave the patient galleries something to cheer about when they finally got some golf to watch with a hole-in-one on the par three 11th.

With the wind causing havoc on the greens, the better option is just to nail your tee-shot from 178 yards and let it roll into the hole. Easy game, really.

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Play at St Andrews to resume after 5pm but The Open will have a Monday finish

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