A man has been arrested after driving a golf buggy out of the gates at the Open Championship and hitting a security guard.
The official suffered a minor leg injury when he was hit by the vehicle before it crashed into a barrier.
Merseyside police said a 45-year-old man from Birkenhead was arrested on suspicion of assault.
A spokesman said: “We can confirm that a man has been arrested following an incident at The Open golf practice day in Hoylake at about 7.30pm this evening (Wednesday).”
Johnnie Cole-Hamilton, executive director of championships at the R&A, said: “Police are now investigating and I cannot say any more at this time.”