Open Championship organisers show solidarity with France with touching gesture
Published 15/07/2016 | 08:49
It is hard to concentrate on sport on a day like today.
At the moment, 84 people - men, women and children - have been confirmed dead after a terrorist attack in Nice last night during Bastille Day. Many had hoped that the terror threat had subsided after Euro 2016 went off without a major incident, but last night's tragedy has brought fears rushing back.
There isn't much that sport can do at this moment other than show support for the French, which is what the Open Championship did today.
The R&A opted to fly the French flag at half mast at Royal Troon in a gesture of solidarity.
It is a small token of support but French competitors Victor Dubuisson and Clement Sordet probably appreciated the small tribute as they somehow to try to focus on their golf.