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The Open and its golfers pay their respects to victims of the Nice attack

France’s Clement Sordet wore a hat with “Pray for Nice” written on it, while the French flag flew at half-mast and organisers offered players black ribbons.

THE FRENCH FLAG is flying at half-mast at The Open Championship today and players are paying their own tributes as they honour the victims of a suspected terrorist attack in Nice.

The Open Championship 2016 - Day Two - Royal Troon Golf Club Source: PA Wire/Press Association Images

Tournament organisers the R and A offered players black ribbons to wear on day two at Royal Troon after 84 people were killed when a lorry ploughed into crowds celebrating Bastille Day in the southern French city.

French player Clement Sordet took to the course among the opening group with “Pray For Nice” written on his cap.

British Open Golf Source: Ben Curtis

Sordet’s compatriot Victor Dubuisson is scheduled to tee off at 1.48pm.

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