The Open Championship
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Preivew of this years tournament
News and report from the 1st round
Scores from the 1st round
News and report from the 2nd round
Scores from the 2nd round
News and report from the 3rd round
Scores from the 3rd round
News and report from the 4th round
Scores from the 4th round
Information on the golf course
Tournament Records
Golf Today report of last years event
 
The Open
Tiger Woods goes into the Open as favourite
Ian Woosnam chips in for Open place
Lyle returns to scene of famous victory
Mickelson has no intention of curbing style
Rich Beem enjoying attention as Major winner
Royal St Georges set up perfectly for Open
Els & Tiger hoping for Sunday showdown
Woods & Garcia drawn together
Furyk & Weir getting used to Major pressure
Watson wants controls on golf balls
The latest betting odds for the Open
David Duval not looking for sympathy

Tiger looking for ninth Major title

Weather breaks at Royal St George's
Kenny Perry's mind not on Open
Big crowds anticipated in Sandwich
Montgomerie looking to improve Open record
R&A happy that hot drivers not an issue
 
 Dates: Thursday, July 17th through Sunday, July 20th
 Site: Royal St. George's Golf Club, Sandwich, Kent, England
 Course Architect: Laidlaw Purves, Henry Lamb and Ramsay Hunter (1887),
                   Harry Colt, Hugh Alison, Alister MacKenzie (redesign)
 Par: 71
 Yardage: 7,106
 Hole-by-Hole: 1 - Par 4 442 Yds   10 - Par 4 414 Yds
               2 - Par 4 418 Yds   11 - Par 3 242 Yds
               3 - Par 3 210 Yds   12 - Par 4 381 Yds
               4 - Par 5 497 Yds   13 - Par 4 459 Yds
               5 - Par 4 420 Yds   14 - Par 5 550 Yds
               6 - Par 3 172 Yds   15 - Par 4 475 Yds
               7 - Par 5 532 Yds   16 - Par 3 163 Yds
               8 - Par 4 455 Yds   17 - Par 4 428 Yds
               9 - Par 4 388 Yds   18 - Par 4 460 Yds
                   -------------        -------------
                    36 3,534 Yds         35 3,572 Yds
 
 Annual: 132nd
 Defending Champion: Ernie Els
 Runner-up: Steve Elkington, Thomas Levet, Stuart Appleby
 Tournament Record: 267 (Greg Norman, 1993 - Royal St. George's)
 54-Hole Record: 198 (Tom Lehman, 1996 - Royal Lytham & St. Annes)
 36-Hole Record: 130 (Nick Faldo, 1992 - Muirfield)
 18-Hole Record: 63 (Mark Hayes, 1977 - Turnberry)
                    (Isao Aoki, 1980 - Muirfield)
                    (Greg Norman, 1986 - Turnberry)
                    (Paul Broadhurst, 1990 - St. Andrews)
                    (Jodie Mudd, 1991 - Royal Birkdale)
                    (Nick Faldo, Payne Stewart, 1993 - Royal St. George's)
 9-Hole Record: 28 (Denis Durnian, 1983 - Royal Birkdale)
 Course Record: 63 (Nick Faldo, Payne Stewart, 1993)
 Total Purse: $6,372,056
 Shares: 1st Place - $1,144,289; 2nd Place - 686,573; 3rd Place - 441,347;
         4th Place - 335,096; 5th Place - 269,712
 
                           Key Players to Watch
                           --------------------
 
                                    Finish Last 10 Years
 Player              1993  1994  1995  1996  1997  1998  1999  2000  2001  2002
 ------              ----  ----  ----  ----  ----  ----  ----  ----  ----  ----
 Ernie Els           T-6   T-24  T-11  T-2   T-10  T-29  T-24  T-2   T-3   Won
 Stuart Appleby      dnp   dnp   dnp   dnp   T-20  mc    mc    T-11  61st  T-2
 Thomas Levet        dnp   dnp   dnp   dnp   dnp   mc    T-49  dnp   T-66  T-2
 Steve Elkington     T-48  T-68  T-6   mc    mc    wd    mc    T-60  mc    T-2
 Padraig Harrington  dnp   dnp   dnp   T-18  T-5   mc    29th  T-20  T-37  T-5
 Shigeki Maruyama    dnp   dnp   dnp   T-14  T-10  T-29  mc    T-55  mc    T-5
 Sergio Garcia       dnp   dnp   dnp   dnp   dnp   T-29  mc    T-36  T-9   T-8
 Retief Goosen       mc    dnp   dnp   75th  T-10  mc    T-10  T-41  T-13  T-8
 Thomas Bjorn        dnp   dnp   dnp   mc    mc    T-9   T-30  T-2   mc    T-8
 Peter O'Malley      dnp   dnp   T-53  mc    T-7   T-24  T-24  dnp   mc    T-8
 Scott Hoch          dnp   dnp   T-68  dnp   dnp   mc    dnp   dnp   mc    T-8
 Soren Hansen        dnp   dnp   dnp   dnp   dnp   dnp   dnp   dnp   mc    T-8
 Davis Love III      mc    T-39  T-98  mc    T-10  8th   T-7   T-11  T-21  T-14
 Nick Price          T-6   Won   T-40  T-46  mc    T-29  T-37  mc    T-21  T-14
 Peter Lonard        dnp   dnp   dnp   dnp   T-24  dnp   T-49  dnp   T-47  T-14
 Justin Leonard      mc    dnp   T-58  mc    Won   T-57  T-2   T-41  mc    T-14
 Bob Estes           dnp   dnp   T-8   mc    dnp   T-24  T-49  T-20  T-25  T-18
 Greg Norman         Won   T-11  T-15  T-7   T-36  dnp   6th   dnp   dnp   T-18
 David Duval         dnp   dnp   T-20  T-14  T-33  T-11  T-62  T-11  Won   T-22
 Mark O'Meara        mc    dnp   T-49  T-33  T-38  Won   mc    T-26  T-42  T-22
 Justin Rose         dnp   dnp   dnp   dnp   dnp   T-4   mc    dnp   T-30  T-22
 Niclas Fasth        dnp   dnp   dnp   dnp   dnp   dnp   dnp   dnp   2nd   T-28
 Bernhard Langer     3rd   T-61  T-24  wd    T-38  mc    T-18  T-11  T-3   T-28
 Jesper Parnevik     T-21  2nd   T-24  T-46  T-2   T-4   T-10  T-36  T-9   T-28
 Loren Roberts       dnp   T-24  mc    T-18  mc    T-29  dnp   T-7   T-13  T-28
 Tiger Woods         dnp   dnp   T-68  T-22  T-24  3rd   T-7   Won   T-25  T-28
 Pierre Fulke        dnp   mc    dnp   dnp   mc    dnp   T-30  T-7   T-62  T-28
 Darren Clarke       dnp   T-38  T-31  T-11  T-2   mc    T-30  T-7   T-3   T-37
 Ian Woosnam         T-51  mc    T-49  mc    T-24  T-57  T-24  T-68  T-3   T-37
 Scott Verplank      dnp   dnp   dnp   dnp   dnp   dnp   T-15  mc    T-30  T-37
 Jeff Maggert        mc    T-24  T-68  T-5   T-51  mc    T-30  T-41  mc    T-47
 Mikko Ilonen        dnp   dnp   dnp   dnp   dnp   dnp   dnp   T-75  T-9   T-50
 Paul Lawrie         T-6   T-24  T-56  mc    dnp   mc    Won   mc    T-42  T-59
 Steve Stricker      dnp   dnp   dnp   T-22  mc    T-52  mc    mc    T-42  T-59
 Nick Faldo          2nd   T-8   T-40  4th   T-51  T-44  mc    T-41  mc    T-59
 Phil Mickelson      dnp   mc    T-40  T-41  T-24  79th  mc    T-11  T-30  T-66
 Chris DiMarco       dnp   dnp   dnp   dnp   dnp   dnp   dnp   mc    T-47  T-66
 Mike Weir           dnp   dnp   dnp   dnp   dnp   dnp   T-37  T-52  mc    T-69
 Sandy Lyle          mc    75th  T-79  T-56  mc    T-19  mc    mc    T-69  T-75
 Mark Calcavecchia   T-14  T-11  T-24  T-41  T-10  T-35  mc    T-26  T-54  T-80
 Lee Janzen          T-48  T-35  T-24  mc    mc    T-24  70th  mc    dnp   T-80
 Colin Montgomerie   mc    T-8   mc    mc    T-24  mc    T-15  T-26  T-13  82nd
 David Toms          dnp   dnp   dnp   dnp   dnp   dnp   dnp   T-4   mc    83rd
 Miguel A. Jimenez   T-50  mc    T-85  mc    mc    mc    mc    T-26  T-3   mc
 Billy Mayfair       dnp   dnp   dnp   T-44  dnp   T-52  mc    dnp   T-3   mc
 Kevin Sutherland    dnp   dnp   dnp   dnp   dnp   dnp   dnp   dnp   T-9   mc
 Vijay Singh         T-59  T-20  T-6   T-11  T-38  T-19  mc    T-11  T-13  mc
 Michael Campbell    dnp   mc    T-3   mc    dnp   T-64  mc    mc    T-23  mc
 Eduardo Romero      mc    mc    T-85  T-32  T-7   T-55  dnp   35th  T-25  mc
 Phillip Price       dnp   dnp   dnp   dnp   dnp   mc    T-58  mc    T-30  mc
 Robert Allenby      mc    T-60  T-15  55th  T-10  T-19  dnp   T-36  T-47  mc
 Lee Westwood        dnp   dnp   T-93  mc    T-10  T-64  T-18  T-64  T-47  mc
 Brad Faxon          mc    7th   T-15  T-32  T-20  T-11  dnp   dnp   T-47  mc
 Jose Maria Olazabal mc    T-39  T-31  dnp   T-20  T-15  mc    T-31  T-54  mc
 Tom Lehman          T-59  T-24  dnp   Won   T-24  mc    mc    T-4   mc    mc
 Jim Furyk           dnp   dnp   dnp   T-44  4th   T-4   T-10  T-41  mc    mc
 Tom Watson          mc    T-11  T-31  dnp   T-10  mc    mc    T-55  mc    mc
 Angel Cabrera       dnp   dnp   dnp   dnp   T-51  dnp   T-4   mc    mc    mc
 John Daly           T-14  82nd  Won   T-66  dnp   mc    dnp   mc    mc    mc
 Matt Kuchar         dnp   dnp   dnp   dnp   dnp   mc    dnp   dnp   dnp   mc
 Adam Scott          dnp   dnp   dnp   dnp   dnp   dnp   dnp   mc    T-47  mc
 Carlos Franco       dnp   dnp   dnp   dnp   dnp   T-64  mc    mc    T-54  dnp
 Fred Couples        T-9   dnp   dnp   T-7   T-7   T-66  dnp   6th   mc    dnp
 Mark McNulty        T-14  T-11  T-40  T-14  32nd  mc    T-37  T-11  mc    dnp
 Jean Van de Velde   T-33  T-38  dnp   dnp   mc    dnp   T-2   T-31  mc    dnp
 David Frost         T-24  T-52  T-31  T-41  mc    T-44  T-7   T-55  mc    dnp
 Mark Brooks         dnp   T-20  T-3   T-5   mc    T-66  T-62  mc    mc    dnp
 John Huston         T-48  mc    T-31  dnp   dnp   T-11  T-68  mc    mc    dnp
 Paul Azinger        T-59  dnp   mc    mc    mc    mc    dnp   T-7   dnp   dnp
 
 mc - Missed cut
 dnp - Did not play
 dq - Disqualified
 
                       

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