Open Championship

Open pays tribute to Nice terror victims

2016-07-15 12:58
Clement Sordet (Getty Images)

Troon - Golfers at the Open Championship at Royal Troon on Friday wore black ribbons on their caps in tribute to the victims of the Bastille Day terror attack in Nice.

France's Clement Sordet also sported the message 'Pray for Nice' as he went out in the first group of the day at 07:35 SA time.

The French flag flew at half mast over one of the stands around the 18th green at Troon on Scotland's west coast.

The only other French golfer in this week's Open field is Victor Dubuisson, who was due to start his round at 14:48 SA time.

Dubuisson comes from Cannes, just along France's Mediterranean coast from Nice, where the attack took place.

A gunman smashed a truck into a crowd of revellers celebrating Bastille Day in the French Riviera city, killing at least 84 people.

President Francois Hollande on Friday called it a "terrorist" attack and has declared three days of mourning in the shellshocked country.

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