Fun facts about British Open Golf Tournament
British Open Golf tournament is a very popular and prestigious sports event. It happens to be the oldest tournament in the world.
It was first held at Royal St. George golf course
in 1894. 2011 British Open Golf is the 140th tournament.
Here are some other fun facts and stats about British Open Golf Tournament.
Spectators are not allowed to bring any cameras, pets or even cell phones to the grounds.
- Two players have holed in one in 2011 British Open, those being five times champion Tom Watson and Dustin Johnson.
Tom Lewis is an amateur player, the fourth one in this tournament's history to try for the championship.
- Previously three amateur players have won it.
Thus far, Gary Player, a South African, is the sixth and the last player who has led throughout the four rounds.
Great Jack Nicklaus was a runner up at British Open Golf for seven times which is still a record.
Number 8 was very lucky for Tiger Woods in 2000 when he won by that many strokes.
Ben Curtis happens to be the ninth player to win the championship in his debut year in 2003.
- On the other hand, Nick Price from Zimbabwe tried for 15 years before he finally won in 1994.
The 2011 British Open is being held at Royal St. George for the 14th time. St. Andrew in Scotland has hosted it for 27 times.
The youngest player who won British Open was Tom Morris who was just 17 at the time. That was way back in 1868.
- His father, Tom Morris Sr., a 4 time champion, was 74 years old on his last appearance at British Open which is also a record.
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