The Open 2011: Wind tests players ahead of the Championship

BBC Sport's Joe Wilson follows some of the players hoping to be in contention for the 140th Open Championship from Royal St George's as they play practice rounds in blustery conditions.

British golfers Rory McIlroy, Luke Donald and Lee Westwood will all be hoping to be in contention while America's best hope probably lies with Phil Mickelson, who says he is pleased to see European players dominating the game.

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