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  • 17 July 2014, 10:01

Man Arrested In Golf Buggy Drama At The Open

A man has been arrested after driving a golf buggy out of the gates at the Open Championship and hitting a security guard.

The official suffered a minor leg injury when he was hit by the vehicle before it crashed into a barrier.

Merseyside police said a 45-year-old man from Birkenhead was arrested on suspicion of assault.

A spokesman said: "We can confirm that a man has been arrested following an incident at The Open golf practice day in Hoylake at about 7.30pm this evening (Wednesday)."

Johnnie Cole-Hamilton, executive director of championships at the R&A, said: "Police are now investigating and I cannot say any more at this time."

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