Tiger Woods and his fellow competitors are spending this day learning the nuances of Royal Liverpool, or as the locals call it Hoylake. It is the site for the third major of the year - the British Open.

Woods won the Open title back in 2006 at Hoylake and he is playing in his first major tournament since his back surgery earlier in the year.

You will hear live updates starting at 6am Thursday during the Morning Pitch Show on Sports Radio 92.9 The Ticket. Live play-by-play coverage of the British Open airs Saturday at noon and Sunday morning at 10am.

Check out some of the scenes from practice day at Royal Liverpool...

Getty Images / Ernie Els In Pot Bunker
Getty Images / Rory McIlroy Deals With The Rough
Getty Images / Phil Mickelson With Fans
Getty Images / Tiger Woods Practice Round