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07-15-2015, 01:47 PM

The Open

It was founded by pioneering golfers who had one guiding principle - to crown the Champion Golfer of the Year.

Since 1860, The Open has been played over some of the world’s most cherished links courses and has produced a remarkable legacy of great champions. It is the oldest and most international championship in professional golf and the Claret Jug - first presented in 1873 - is one of the most iconic trophies in all of sport.

From earlier greats such as Harry Vardon, Bobby Jones, Henry Cotton and Walter Hagen through modern legends such as Jack Nicklaus, Arnold Palmer, Tom Watson, Gary Player and Seve Ballesteros to exceptional talents of today Tiger Woods, Phil Mickelson and Rory McIlroy, the greatest players in the world have faced the unrelenting challenge of The Open for more than 150 years.

And this year is shaping up to be a classic. With an incredible lineup of talent, this could be anyones Championship.
Personally, I want to see Tom Watson take the Claret Jug again.
Following that, my favourite golfer on the tour is Miguel Jimenez of Spain. I love the flair and character he brings.
But there is no ruling out the incredible young US talent such as Jordan Spieth, Ricky Fowler, Dustin Johnson and more.
And only a fool would dismiss the greats, Tiger, Phil, Ernie. They're all there to lift the coveted prize.

This is what it means to them


After just watching the Champions Challenge. It was a joy to see the young and old Champions play a four hole competition for charity.
You don't often see that in other sports.

The beer is stacked up for the weekend. Time to sit back, eat, drink and enjoy.

You can find the tee times and all other info here (http://www.theopen.com/TeeTimes#!/R1)

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07-20-2015, 02:04 PM
A well deserved win over a marathon week of golf.