As The Open Championship teed off yesterday at Hoylake so does the fun and games as Beftfair have come up with a new comedy stunt.
The betting company has planted a giant Octopus on the course, just by the fourth green as spectators and players such as Miguel Angel Jimenez and Justin Rose were met with disbelief.
The Betfair Octopus has been placed in a garden by the green in acknowledgement to Liverpool’s most famous exports, The Beatles, with their song Octopus’s Garden.
This strange sight has been greeted with a few laughs and smiles, but it was down to business for many of the pros, as they managed to ‘sink’ a fair few stellar putts on the first day of this prestigious golf tournament, giving the fans a great first day at Royal Liverpool.
Northern Irish sensation Rory McIlroy ended his first day, shooting a round of 66, six under par, to take the lead.
Legend of the sport Tiger Woods ended today with a respectable round of 69, three under par, looking for his fourth Open Championship title.
Current Masters champion Bubba Watson fell apart after an early world-class putt, angrily throwing his clubs into his bag.
McIlroy has gone from strength to strength in the second round and currently leads by three shots on nine under. Sergio Garcia and Francesco Molinari are the only golfers within touching distance.