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How to navigate the British Open bunkers

Updated: July 14, 2012, 10:02 AM ET
By Scott T. Miller | ESPN The Magazine

NO MATTER WHERE you turn your gaze at Royal Lytham & St. Annes Golf Club, you see them: bunkers -- an endless array of bunkers. They line the fairways, strangle the landing areas and violate the personal space of the greens. Precisely 205 traps will dot the British Open track -- more than at any other venue in the Open rota -- when the first group tees off July 19. Lytham, which has hosted 10 Opens, sits a mile from the Irish Sea but boasts nary a water hazard. So the bunkers ...

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