Unluckiest golf shot of the year? Mark James hits seagull, then goes OB

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Is this the unluckiest golf shot of the year? 

During the first round of the Senior Open at St Andrews, Mark James played his tee shot from the 17th tee on the Old Course - only to hit a seagull mid-flight. 

It was bad news for both the gull and James, whose ball then deflected off the bird and out of bounds at the infamous Road Hole. It led to a triple-bogey seven for the Englishman to finish with a five-over 77 after the round one. 

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