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Carnoustie a challenge for Open field

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CARNOUSTIE, Scotland (AP) The eve of the British Open felt like cramming for a final exam, a multiple choice one with no obvious answers.

The wind that blows off the North Sea across the exposed links of Carnoustie has not been the primary concern during practice rounds. Players have a reasonable idea how far the ball travels in the air. They just don't know how far it goes on the ground.

"If you get it downwind and you hit that little flat draw and it gets running, it will go pretty much until it runs into something," Justin Thomas said.

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