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The Open 2016: 11 of the best sunsets in golf

Updated 0929 GMT (1729 HKT) July 13, 2016
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The 145th edition of the British Open starts Thursday at Royal Troon Golf Club. At this time of the year on Scotland's rugged, wind-battered west coast, the sun doesn't set until nearly 10 p.m. David Cannon/Getty Images Europe/Getty Images
A picture perfect shot from the desert in Arizona, as the sun sets after a day's play at the World Golf Championships at Dove Mountain. Stuart Franklin/Getty Images/file
Slightly hazier perhaps, but no less stunning. The sun drops at the Shenzhen International at Genzon Golf Club in Shenzhen, China. Stuart Franklin/Getty Images/file
Who said Scotland doesn't do sunsets?! This stunning skyline comes from the east coast and The Fairmont St Andrews Bay Golf Resort -- just a stone's throw from the original St Andrew's Links, the home of golf. David Cannon/Getty Images/file
Palm trees and dizzying skyscrapers -- welcome to Dubai. This view from the clubhouse terrace at Al Badia Golf Club underlines what weather you can expect most of the year in the Emirate. Phil Inglis/Getty Images Europe/Getty Images
It's a sunset, but it looks like it might be about to turn into a wet one. Another shot from Scotland, this one is from the west coast, at the pristine Prestwick Golf Club in Ayrshire. David Cannon/Getty Images/file
The opposite end of the United Kingdom and the picture perfect shot of the sun setting at Trevose Golf and Country Club in the idyllic English county of Cornwall. David Cannon/Getty Images/file
Another Middle Eastern destination -- Doha does decent sunsets too. You might recognize the profile of the chap in the middle of the shot -- four-time major champion Rory McIlroy. Ross Kinnaird/Getty Images Europe/Getty Images
Back to the States and this time Florida. Swaying palms are a feature of the Mirasol Country Club in Palm Beach Gardens, which has hosted the Honda Classic four times. Al Messerschmidt/Getty Images/file
The unmistakable Shanghai skyline can be seen from the picturesque Tomson Golf Club in China. Cancan Chu/Getty Images/file
In neatly cyclical fashion, it is back to the Arizona desert for our final sunset. This one, equally stunning, is from the 18th hole at Moon Valley Country Club in Phoenix. Now, who fancies a round? David Cannon/Getty Images