The Open

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The Open Championship is unique in the world of the Golf Majors as it is the only one of the four which is held outside of the USA which means it holds a special place in the hearts of the players and fans. The Open is played at different courses each year with nine different links courses in England or Scotland used on rotation with the home of golf, St Andrews used every five years including next up in 2010.

The Open is the oldest of the four majors having first been played in 1860 and it has gone strength to strength since then until the present day. Many consider the Open the toughest Major to win because of the links style of golf that the top players rarely encounter in the modern game. The weather often plays a big part in the tournament and it is normally who can adapt to the conditions the best that succeeds at the Open wherever it is held.

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The players at the Open play for the Claret Jug which has become one of the most famous trophies in world sport and is synonymous with the tournament itself. The current holder of the Claret Jug is Stewart Cink who his first Golf Major at Turnberry In what forever will be known as the Tom Watson Championship. Watson was the star of the week and ended up with a putt to win his 6th Claret Jug at the ripe old golfing age of 59 in what would have been one of the most remarkable sporting achievements of all time. As it was, Watson missed the putt and Cink went on to win the tournament in a four hole play-off as Watson was left to wander what if.