THE world’s best golfers bid for glory at Royal Birkdale this week.
Henrik Stenson heads into the 146th Open as defending champion, having triumphed at Royal Troon last year.
But behind every great man is a great woman, and SunSport takes a look at some of the stunning wags set to cheer on their beaus at this year’s tournament.
From a supermodel who isn’t afraid to flaunt her physique in skimpy bikinis to a blonde bombshell TV presenter, these stunning ladies are up to par.
American model Paulina became engaged to golfer Dustin Johnson, 33, in 2013 after seven months of dating.
The 28-year-old sun-kissed stunner gave birth to the couple’s first child, son Tatum, last January.
Paulina, who was once ranked the 59th most desirable woman in the world, decided to shun college to pursue a career in entertainment.
The Los Angeles-born starlet played ‘Bikini Girl Daisy’ in movie Grown Ups 2 and released a song called Collecting Dust, which was played on MTV’s Laguna Beach.
Paulina regularly updates her Instagram feed with candid shots of her in flawless bikini body, adorable Snapchats of her young son and flirty snaps of herself snogging Dustin.
American beauty Kelley Cahill is dating Spaniard Jon Rahm, who was World Amateur No1 for 60 weeks running before turning professional.
And Cahill also comes from a sporty background having competed in javelin for Arizona State. She has also tried her hand at tennis and boxes on the side.
The couple have the potential to be the new faces of the sport and Cahill already has her fair share of Instagram admirers.
And it is no surprise as Cahill is not shy in flaunting her incredible figure in a series of bikini shots.
Rickie Fowler’s stunning girlfriend Allison Stokke will be cheering him on at Birkdale.
The American golfer began dating pole vaulter and sportswear model Allison in May.
US-born born Allison rose to fame after photos of her competing in 2007, aged 17, went viral.
The photos gained the attention of sports blog With Leather, who have a mainly male audience, and from there the images went worldwide.
Blonde bombshell Pollyanna Woodward is best known for hosting Channel 5’s The Gadget Show.
The 35-year-old TV beauty has also featured on chat show The Wright Stuff, BBC soap Doctors and Ghost Squad.
The former Miss England, from Mansfield, has also dabbled in reality programmes, competing on Popstars: The Rivals in 2002 alongside Sarah Harding and the now-defunct ITV show, Splash!.
Pollyanna met golfer Paul Casey, 39, while co-presenting the Formula 1 Chequered Flag Ball in Abu Dhabi in 2011.
The couple got engaged during Christmas 2013 and welcomed their first son in September 2014.
Pollyanna is a keen fitness fan and regularly uploads snaps of herself doing yoga in her garden.
American Ellie Harvey met golfer Jason Day in 2005 while she was working at a restaurant in Ohio.
However, the pair didn’t start dating until two years later when they met for a second time via Jason’s coach Colin Swatton.
They tied the knot in October 2009 and 31-year-old Ellie gave birth to their first child, son Dash, three years later.
The couple welcomed daughter Lucy in November 2015.
Ellie is her husband’s No1 fan and often tweets her support during tournaments.
Her Instagram bio reads: “I just want to be a light in a dark world.”
American beauty Erica caught Rory McIlroy’s eye after he split from tennis player Caroline Wozniacki in 2014.
The pair have been friends since meeting in September 2012.
Rory, 28, from Northern Ireland, is spending more time in Palm Beach to be closer to his fiancee and admitted the couple are keen to keep their relationship private.
He said: “I am very happy in my love life. We haven’t really been putting it out there.
“The past six or seven months have been really nice. That part of my life is going great.”
Erica shares Rory’s passion for golf and is manager of Championship Volunteer Operations at the PGA of America.