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Gorse - Mark McNulty

At the 2005 Senior British Open, Mark McNulty appears swallowed up by the gorse.

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Definition: A term golfers hear every year during the British Open, because British links courses are often lined with it. Gorse is a term applied to very thick, gnarly high rough, often more akin to shrubbery than grass. It's also often prickly, and always very difficult to play out of.

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