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Lytham laid bare in opening act

Updated: July 19, 2012, 5:52 PM ET
By Gene Wojciechowski | ESPN.com

LYTHAM ST. ANNES, England -- The most mournful, depressing words seen Thursday at the Open Championship:

Dry with bright or sunny spells developing.

That was the afternoon forecast at Royal Lytham & St. Annes. Worse still, the morning weather was even nicer.

Pity.

The Open Championship is supposed to be a four-day weather wedgie, the rainsuit capital of golf. You're supposed to leave here with windburn and with mud caked to your cleats. You're supposed to see whitecaps ...

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