People at the 148th Open Championship in Royal Portrush.

IN PICTURES: 50 photos of N.I. people at The Open in Royal Portrush

The 148th Open Championship in Royal Portrush has been described by some heavy weights in the world of golf as the greatest tournament ever.

If the smiles on the faces of the people in these pictures are anything to go by then it's easy to see why there's talk the competition could return to Royal Portrush in 2024 but in the meantime, here are 42 photographs of golf fans from around Northern Ireland, the Republic of Ireland and further afield enjoying themselves - (images courtesy of Pacemaker Press, Presseye and McAuley Multimedia).

People at the 148th Open Championship in Royal Portrush.

1. The 148th Open, Royal Portrush

People at the 148th Open Championship in Royal Portrush.
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People at the 148th Open Championship in Royal Portrush.

2. The 148th Open, Royal Portrush

People at the 148th Open Championship in Royal Portrush.
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People at the 148th Open Championship in Royal Portrush.

3. The 148th Open, Royal Portrush

People at the 148th Open Championship in Royal Portrush.
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People at the 148th Open Championship in Royal Portrush.

4. The 148th Open, Royal Portrush

People at the 148th Open Championship in Royal Portrush.
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