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9 slightly random things you can buy at the British Open

By Luke Kerr-Dineen

HOYLAKE, England -- The British Open is a celebration of golf, and the tournament hardly needs to remind people of that. But even if that is the theory the R&A is operating on, they're really pushing it with some of the products they're offering at Hoylake this week.

Like this. If you really want, you can place an order for a Doosan excavator based on how much you like the 1/50 scale model on display.

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You can also buy some pulled pork, which is quite strange, really. British Open-goers don't like people calling it the "British Open", but they don't mind selling the most American dish imaginable ever on the grounds?

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You can buy pizza, too. No Italy, no problem.

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The idea of buying binoculars isn't that peculiar, but it's not super common to offer rangefinders at the course. Not really a bad idea, though. 

nikon-518.jpgWant a Mercedes? Well that's good, because if really want, you can buy a Mercedes right off the 18th hole.

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In the whole scheme of things, this yellow backpack is a little more normal that some of the other items. But nevertheless: how often do you see a yellow backpack?

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Again, not incredibly unusual to see the odd aspirin on sale, but this is essentially an entire pharmacy. Come to think of it, I do need some toothpaste. . .

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You can even buy jewelry for your wife (or yourself) if you want to. Might be a good way to make up for the fact that you're buying it at the British Open.

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Ok, so you're probably not buying anything at the HSBC, but you can open a bank account in between watching Phil and Tiger tee off if you want to. Heck, you can even refinance your mortgage if you feel like it.

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