HEREFORD professional golf star Oliver Farr will follow in his father’s footsteps by competing in The 150th Open golf championship on The Old Course at St Andrews this weekend.

World number 785th Farr, aged 34, will start his open campaign at 11.15am today (Thursday) taking on the best in the sport including Tiger Woods.

Farr qualified to play in The Open by securing one of the four places available at final qualifying at Hollingwell Golf Club last month, with his father Graham Farr as caddie.

Graham played in The Open championship in 1990 after also qualifying.

"My mum brought some pictures out the other day of us all stood there (at The Open)," Farr told BBC Sport Wales.

"He was just a club professional who qualified - he had a friend on the bag.

"They did the qualifying on the Sunday and Monday before the tournament, so he had no accommodation. I think he slept on a beanbag in somebody's cellar.

"It's a bit different (for me). I hope I am not sleeping on a beanbag."

It will be Farr's second major of his career after also competing in the US Open back in 2015.

Farr, who is a professional at Burghill Valley Golf Club, comes into the tournament after finishing 46th in the DP World Tour, Irish Open earlier this month.

"My goal would be to try to qualify for next year's Open and to do that you need a top 10," Farr added.