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  Open Golf 2008, Royal Birkdale, 17 - 20 July 2008
The Official Open Golf Hospitality Club offers a range of four VIP facilities located in the heart of the on course tented village.
In the immediate aftermath of his dramatic Championship victory at Carnoustie, Padraig Harrington confessed: "If I'd lost I don't know if I'd think of playing golf again." Less than 24 hours later he re-confirmed his determination to be more than a one-major-wonder.
In that same championship last year, three pars would have won him the title, but he finished with three bogeys, and at this year's Masters he finished seventh.
www.britishopengolf.co.uk   (323 words)

 Nine Roles at the Open Championship | The Sand Trap
Though he was not actually at this year's Open Championship (suffering from an apparently undiagnosed illness), the memory of Jean Van de Velde's immortal collapse on the final hole in 1999 helped shape the spirit of this year's event.
Before the Championship started, Garcia is reported to have said, "I'd rather have a life than an Open triumph." Well, then he shouldn't feel so bad about not winning.
During future Open Championships, all caddies should be instructed to tackle their players if they begin to pull the driver on 18 on Sunday.
thesandtrap.com /columns/profiles/nine_roles_at_the_open_championship   (1771 words)

 The U.S. Open Championship
The United States Open Championship is the annual men's open golf tournament of the United States of America and it is staged by the United States Golf Association each June.
The U.S. Open is one of the four major championships in men's golf and is on the official schedule of both the PGA TOUR and the European Tour.
U.S. Open champions are automatically invited to play in the other three majors (The Masters, The Open Championship and the PGA Championship) for the next five years, and are exempt from qualifying for the U.S. Open itself for ten years.
www.flgolfcourse.com /The-US-Open-Golf-Event.asp   (1221 words)

 Official Website of the U.S. Open
The U.S. Open, the second-oldest USGA championship by a single day, is the jewel of USGA competitions.
The event is open to professionals and amateurs with a Handicap Index of 1.4 or lower.
The Open is one of 13 national championships conducted annually by the USGA, 10 of which are strictly for amateurs.
www.usopen.com   (101 words)

 1986 Open Championship - Sharkive - Sharkwatch - Shark.com
As a newcomer to the Open rota Turnberry gained immediate immortality by producing one of the greatest, perhaps the greatest, championship of all time.
But the Open Championship is meant to be about mastering tough courses, humps and hollows, rough thick enough to punish, wind and rain.
The Open is meant to separate the wheat from the chaff without any waste of time.
www.shark.com /sharkwatch/sharkive/1986openchampionship/open4.php   (2073 words)

 Open Championship Venues
In advance of the 2003 Open at Royal St. George’s, it was felt that the 14th hole needed to be toughened.
Despite drives being limited by the Suez Canal crossing the hole, the Amateur Championship of 1997 highlighted the deficiencies of the par 5 with some competitors reaching the green with a 1-iron and as little as a 7-iron.
For the course to be re-considered as an Open venue, it was necessary to implement extensive proposals.
www.mackenzieandebert.co.uk /openchampven.htm   (425 words)

 The Illinois PGA :: 57th Illinois Open Championship
The Illinois Open enjoys a rich tradition dating back to the 1920's, when it maintained major status as a primary tour stop of the PGA.
The Illinois Open is a 54-hole championship to determine the finest player in the state of Illinois.
The tournament is open to professionals and amateurs with a handicap of 10 or less who reside within the state of Illinois.
www.ipga.com /tournaments/illinoisopen/index.asp   (181 words)

 OPENGOLF - Spectator Information - Future Venues
The 150th anniversary of The Open Championship will be marked by a return to St Andrews.
The first course outside Scotland to stage The Open Championship is set in a vast area of natural linksland on the Kent coast near to the ancient town of Sandwich.
The Lancashire club could hardly have had a better introduction to Championship golf than the victory by legendary American amateur Bobby Jones when The Open was first played there in 1926.
www.opengolf.com /history/futurevenues.sps   (764 words)

 The British Open - The Open Championship
The Open Championship, known as the British Open outside the United Kingdom - is the oldest of the four major championships in men's golf.
The Open Championship is the third major to take place each year following The Masters and the U.S. Open and before the PGA Championship.
The early Open winners were all Scottish professionals, who in those days worked as greenkeepers, clubmakers, and caddies to supplement their modest winnings from championships and challenge matches.
www.flgolfcourse.com /The-British-Open.asp   (1886 words)

 Jamaica Gleaner News - Agassi pulls off gritty win - Wednesday | August 30, 2006
Knowing each time he steps on the court could be his last match as a pro, Agassi kept overcoming deficits in his opening match and pushing his 36-year-old body around Arthur Ashe Stadium for three and a 1/2 hours.
Agassi won the Open in 1994 and 1999, part of his collection of eight Grand Slam titles, and was the runner-up four times, including last year.
When Agassi won that first U.S. Open championship, his blond hair was long and tucked under a cap, his shirt was a loud purple, and he wore a pinkie ring and dangling earring.
www.jamaica-gleaner.com /gleaner/20060830/sports/sports6.html   (569 words)

 Cape Cod Open Championships
The 16th Cape Cod Open will be played May 23, 2007 at Olde Barnstable Fairgrounds and May 24, 2007 at Hyannis GC, marking a return to Olde Barnstable after a one-year hiatus.
The earliest dates ever for the 54-hole championship were selected because they avoid conflict with other significant events.
The 9th Cape Cod Senior Open will be played at the usual sites, September 25, 2007 at Cape Cod CC and September 26, 2007 at Hyannis GC.
www.ccopen.com   (135 words)

 British Championship Open.
Opened in April 1895, the course was built in response to increasing demand for golf at St Andrews.
Of all the championship links Carnoustie is possibly the most severe.
It has been recently reinstated on the Open circuit and hosted the British Open Championship in 1999.
www.sghgolf.com /british_open/standrews_value.html   (1222 words)

 2004 U.S. Senior Open Player Exemptions   (Site not responding. Last check: )
From the 2004 U.S. Open Championship, the amateur returning the lowest 72-hole score (must be an amateur).
From the 2003 U.S. Senior Open Championship, the amateur returning the lowest 72-hole score (must be an amateur).
From the U.S. Amateur Public Links, U.S. Mid-Amateur and the USGA Senior Championships, the winners from he last two years, and the semifinalists from the previous year's championship (must be an amateur).
www.ussenioropen.com /2004/players/qualifying/exemptions.html   (483 words)

 Welcome to U.X. Open - An extreme-terrained golf tournament with a party atmosphere!
The Ford U.X. Open is golf with no boundaries, leaving the manicured fairways, rigid dress codes, extensive rules and high costs at the country club.
The Championship round featured a unique survivor-style shootout with the player with the highest score eliminated on each hole until a champion is left standing.
The winner receives a crystal trophy, a set of Top Flite irons, the famed U.X. Open crushed red velvet championship jacket and an invitation to the 2003 Ford U.X. Open Championship tourney to defend the title.
www.uxopen.com /02championship.html   (453 words)

 Dully's roll hasn't stopped at NEPGA Championship - The Boston Globe
Dully is currently focused on the NEPGA Championship, which to local club pros is the Masters and US Open rolled into one.
The next successful step came in the NEPGA Pro-Pro Match Play when Dully made a key birdie in a playoff to propel himself and Gary Young into the championship match, though rain put a halt to that match and a makeup date has yet to be determined.
His win in a pro-am at Sankaty Head on Nantucket made up for the couple of times he's lost in a playoff in that tournament, then Dully followed up his success in the Deutsche Bank qualifier by winning the NEPGA Pro-Assistant Championship at Wachusett CC in Boylston.
www.boston.com /sports/golf/articles/2006/08/24/dullys_roll_hasnt_stopped_at_nepga_championship   (524 words)

 Senior British Open Golf Championship 2006 2007 2008 British Seniors Open
The Senior British Open Championship was previously played at Royal Portrush in the five years between 1995 and 1999.
The 2004 Championship at Royal Portrush was won by Pete Oakley who produced the biggest upset victory in the history of the Senior British Open Championship presented by MasterCard when he triumphed by one stroke.
Since the inaugural Championship in 1987, the British Seniors Open has become firmly established on the seniors world golfing calendar with its popular blend of fierce competition, relaxed atmosphere and camaraderie.
www.royalportrush.com /britishseniorsopen.php   (335 words)

 2007 US Open Golf Championship, Oakmont Country Club, Oakmont, Pennslyvania -- Tickets, Packages and Match Schedules
We are dedicated to providing you with premium tickets, VIP tickets and all US Open tickets that are in high demand.
If you need help with your US Open tickets order, or are interested in an event not listed on our web site, please don't hesitate to call us.
Surviving the rigorous test that is the U.S. Open, all players past and present have made the event the exciting championship that it is today.
www.empiretickets.com /sports/golf/us_open_tickets.asp   (808 words)

 PGATOUR.COM - The Open Championship -- More Scottish than British
Often mistakenly referred to as The British Open, the oldest golf tournament in existence (and the only Major to be played away from American soil) should be correctly called, The Open Championship.
The course is arguably the fairest and most straightforward of any Open venue and has hosted The Open 15 times so far, most recently in 2001 when David Duval claimed victory.
After hosting the first dozen Opens between 1860 and 1872, it was called upon for a further 12 occasions until being retired from The Open rota after the 1925 event.
www.pgatour.com /2007/travel/07/16/trans_071607   (1362 words)

 U.S. Women's Open | United States Golf Association
The U.S. Women's Open was added to the USGA's roster of championships in 1953, although the event precedes 1953.
The event is open to any female who has a USGA Handicap Index not exceeding 4.4.
The Women's Open is one of 13 national championships conducted annually by the USGA, 10 of which are strictly for amateurs.
www.usga.org /championships/championship_info/us_womens_open.html   (66 words)

 British Open Championship Golf for PC Review - PC British Open Championship Golf Review
British Open Championship Golf is a unique entry into the world of golf sims that is sadly brought down by a few flaws.
Since the game models links courses - which tend to be open and flat - the effect is important in capturing the feel of the location.
From the camera towers to the VIP tents, this IS the British Open experience, and it's a competitive golf experience second to none.
www.gamespot.com /pc/sports/britishopenchampionshipgolf/review.html   (1027 words)

 The 2005 Open Championship
He'll be the prohibitive favorite for a third major next month at the PGA Championship at Baltusrol, a long course that is right up his alley.
Nicklaus for home, finished with the Open Championship, Woods closer to his 10th major championship title.
Take a moment to see the sights at St. Andrews at the 2005 Open Championship.
www.pga.com /openchampionship/2005/index.html   (851 words)

 The 2007 Open Championship
Padraig Harrington will defend the Claret Jug at the 2008 Open Championship to be held at Royal Birkdale, host of eight previous Open Championships.
Open victory just wasn't meant to be, Garcia laments
His bid to become the first player in 50 years to win three straight Opens ended with a pedestrian 70, as he finished tied for 12th, five shots off the pace.
www.golfsurround.com /openchampionship   (558 words)

 Open Championship History | St Andrews Open
The first Open Championship was played over three rounds of Prestwick’s 12-hole course in October 1860.
It was only at the beginning of the month that letters were sent to leading clubs inviting them to send up to three of their best caddies, who were the first professionals, to take part in the event.
Although the following year's championship was declared “open to the whole world” the number of contestants rose to only 12, and this time Tom Morris took the honours.
www.standrewsopen.com /open-championship/open_history.html   (335 words)

 Wimbledon - The Official Website of The All England Lawn Tennis Club and The Championships, Wimbledon
The All England Club has announced that it will be offering equal prize money across the board to both men and women players with effect from and including the 2007 Championships.
British number one Andy Murray coasted into the fourth round of the Sony Ericsson Open in Miami with a 6-3 6-1 victory over Robert Kendrick.
Re-live the 2006 Championships through Wimbledon LIVE, with complete recordings of over 300 matches as well as classic footage from Wimbledon's archive.
www.wimbledon.org /en_GB/index.html   (123 words)

 The Florida Open Golf Championship Rules and Regulations
Open to all professionals and amateur golfers whose handicap index does not exceed 3.4 under the USGA Men's Golf Handicap Index System.
Championship 72 holes with a cut after 36 holes.
The Championship Committee reserves the right to extend the field beyond the 144 and use a second course for the first 2 rounds.
www.thefloridaopen.com /rules.html   (274 words)

 The Open Championship
The Open Golf Championship was originally played in 1860 at Prestwick in Scotland, at that time a 12 hole Links course – 3 rounds, 36 holes for the ‘Championship Belt’, the original won by Willy Park from a mere 8 entrants.
The Championship was moved to St Andrews in 1873 but the competition didn’t become 72 holes until 1891.
In the run up to the Open in 1909 there had been a lot of professional activity, but the first recorded professional event at Deal was in 1894, when Sandy Herd had won just £15 for a 36 hole (4 rounds of 9 holes) score of 161 which shaded James Braid and Andrew Kirkaldy.
www.royalcinqueports.com /web/htms/open_championship.htm   (328 words)

 1st European Open Bridge Championships
The competition went underway with an opening ceremony on the evening of Saturday 14 June and was extended through the closing festivities and prize giving ceremony on Saturday 28 June 2003.
The other piece of great news was that the championships were open not only to Europeans but also to players from all over the world.
The EBL looks forward to the European Open, which is to be held in the second half of June every odd-numbered year, becoming a point of reference for bridge worldwide, a major event in which everybody has a place - a great feast of bridge!
www.eurobridge.org /competitions/03Menton/Menton.htm   (630 words)

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