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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
Woods could lose Word No.1 spot this week
5 Years since Tiger not the favourite to win
Garcia favourite for Major break through
Curtis out to show 2003 win was no fluke
R&A to review Open qualification again
Singh confident that it is his turn for Major
Andre Stolz latest Open withdrawal
Top contenders for the Open at Troon
Ernie Els still unhappy at US Open set up
Clarke taking advice from Nicklaus
Injury scare for Padraig Harrington
Goosen looking for back to back Majors
Draw and Tee Times
Woods full of confidence going into Open
Bennett out of Open with shoulder injury
Montgomerie will be home town favourite
Mickelson ready for Open challenge
Justin Leonard happy to be back at Troon
Steve Elkington out of Open with groin injury
Top European Tour players miss out on Open
Watson and Funk pull out of Open
Phil Mickelson confident of Open chances
Tom Weiskopf slates PGA Tour no shows
 
Dates: Thursday, July 15th through Sunday, July 18th
 Site: Royal Troon Golf Club, Troon, Ayshire, Scotland
 Par: 71
 Yardage: 7,175
 Hole-by-Hole: 1 - Par 4 370 Yds   10 - Par 4 438 Yds
               2 - Par 4 391 Yds   11 - Par 4 490 Yds
               3 - Par 4 379 Yds   12 - Par 4 431 Yds
               4 - Par 5 560 Yds   13 - Par 4 472 Yds
               5 - Par 3 210 Yds   14 - Par 3 178 Yds
               6 - Par 5 601 Yds   15 - Par 4 483 Yds
               7 - Par 4 405 Yds   16 - Par 5 542 Yds
               8 - Par 3 123 Yds   17 - Par 3 222 Yds
               9 - Par 4 423 Yds   18 - Par 4 457 Yds
                   -------------        -------------
                    36 3,462 Yds         35 3,713 Yds
 
 Annual: 133rd

 Defending Champion: Ben Curtis
 Runner-up: Thomas Bjorn, Vijay Singh
 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: 64 (Greg Norman, 1989)
 Total Purse: $7,429,100
 Shares: 1st Place - $1,337,604; 2nd Place - 798,636; 3rd Place - 510,768
 
                           Key Players to Watch
                           --------------------
 
                                    Finish Last 10 Years
 Player              1994  1995  1996  1997  1998  1999  2000  2001  2002  2003
 ------              ----  ----  ----  ----  ----  ----  ----  ----  ----  ----
 Ben Curtis          dnp   dnp   dnp   dnp   dnp   dnp   dnp   dnp   dnp   Won
 Thomas Bjorn        dnp   dnp   mc    mc    T-9   T-30  T-2   mc    T-8   T-2
 Vijay Singh         T-20  T-6   T-11  T-38  T-19  mc    T-11  T-13  mc    T-2
 Davis Love III      T-39  T-98  mc    T-10  8th   T-7   T-11  T-21  T-14  T-4
 Tiger Woods         dnp   T-68  T-22  T-24  3rd   T-7   Won   T-25  T-28  T-4
 Fredrik Jacobson    dnp   dnp   dnp   dnp   73rd  dnp   mc    mc    mc    T-6
 Brian Davis         dnp   dnp   dnp   dnp   mc    T-68  mc    dnp   dnp   T-6
 Nick Faldo          T-8   T-40  4th   T-51  T-44  mc    T-41  mc    T-59  T-8
 Kenny Perry         dnp   dnp   dnp   dnp   dnp   dnp   dnp   dnp   dnp   T-8
 Sergio Garcia       dnp   dnp   dnp   dnp   T-29  mc    T-36  T-9   T-8   T-10
 Retief Goosen       dnp   dnp   75th  T-10  mc    T-10  T-41  T-13  T-8   T-10
 Phillip Price       dnp   dnp   dnp   dnp   mc    T-58  mc    T-30  mc    T-10
 Stuart Appleby      dnp   dnp   dnp   T-20  mc    mc    T-11  61st  T-2   T-15
 Pierre Fulke        mc    dnp   dnp   mc    dnp   T-30  T-7   T-62  T-28  T-15
 Chad Campbell       dnp   dnp   dnp   dnp   dnp   dnp   dnp   dnp   dnp   T-15
 Ernie Els           T-24  T-11  T-2   T-10  T-29  T-24  T-2   T-3   Won   T-18
 Greg Norman         T-11  T-15  T-7   T-36  dnp   6th   dnp   dnp   T-18  T-18
 Tom Watson - WD     T-11  T-31  dnp   T-10  mc    mc    T-55  mc    mc    T-18
 Thomas Levet        dnp   dnp   dnp   dnp   mc    T-49  dnp   T-66  T-2   T-22
 Padraig Harrington  dnp   dnp   T-18  T-5   mc    29th  T-20  T-37  T-5   T-22
 Angel Cabrera       dnp   dnp   dnp   T-51  dnp   T-4   mc    mc    mc    T-22
 Nick Price          Won   T-40  T-46  mc    T-29  T-37  mc    T-21  T-14  T-28
 Mike Weir           dnp   dnp   dnp   dnp   dnp   T-37  T-52  mc    T-69  T-28
 Bob Estes           dnp   T-8   mc    dnp   T-24  T-49  T-20  T-25  T-18  T-34
 Robert Allenby      T-60  T-15  55th  T-10  T-19  dnp   T-36  T-47  mc    T-43
 Brad Faxon          7th   T-15  T-32  T-20  T-11  dnp   dnp   T-47  mc    T-43
 Rich Beem           dnp   dnp   dnp   dnp   dnp   mc    dnp   dnp   dnp   T-43
 Ian Poulter         dnp   dnp   dnp   dnp   dnp   dnp   T-64  dnp   T-50  T-46
 Tom Lehman          T-24  dnp   Won   T-24  mc    mc    T-4   mc    mc    T-46
 Fred Couples - WD   dnp   dnp   T-7   T-7   T-66  dnp   6th   mc    dnp   T-46
 Trevor Immelman     dnp   dnp   dnp   dnp   dnp   dnp   dnp   dnp   T-43  T-53
 Michael Campbell    mc    T-3   mc    dnp   T-64  mc    mc    T-23  mc    T-53
 Mark McNulty        T-11  T-40  T-14  32nd  mc    T-37  T-11  mc    dnp   T-53
 Peter Lonard        dnp   dnp   dnp   T-24  dnp   T-49  dnp   T-47  T-14  T-59
 Darren Clarke       T-38  T-31  T-11  T-2   mc    T-30  T-7   T-3   T-37  T-59
 Phil Mickelson      mc    T-40  T-41  T-24  79th  mc    T-11  T-30  T-66  T-59
 Mark O'Meara        dnp   T-49  T-33  T-38  Won   mc    T-26  T-42  T-22  T-65
 Charles Howell III  dnp   dnp   dnp   dnp   dnp   dnp   dnp   dnp   dnp   T-65
 Ian Woosnam         mc    T-49  mc    T-24  T-57  T-24  T-68  T-3   T-37  T-72
 John Daly           82nd  Won   T-66  dnp   mc    dnp   mc    mc    mc    T-72
 Jesper Parnevik     2nd   T-24  T-46  T-2   T-4   T-10  T-36  T-9   T-28  T-74
 Shigeki Maruyama    dnp   dnp   T-14  T-10  T-29  mc    T-55  mc    T-5   mc
 Peter O'Malley      dnp   T-53  mc    T-7   T-24  T-24  dnp   mc    T-8   mc
 Soren Hansen        dnp   dnp   dnp   dnp   dnp   dnp   dnp   mc    T-8   mc
 Justin Leonard      dnp   T-58  mc    Won   T-57  T-2   T-41  mc    T-14  mc
 David Duval         dnp   T-20  T-14  T-33  T-11  T-62  T-11  Won   T-22  mc
 Justin Rose         dnp   dnp   dnp   dnp   T-4   mc    dnp   T-30  T-22  mc
 Niclas Fasth        dnp   dnp   dnp   dnp   dnp   dnp   dnp   2nd   T-28  mc
 Bernhard Langer     T-61  T-24  wd    T-38  mc    T-18  T-11  T-3   T-28  mc
 Scott Verplank      dnp   dnp   dnp   dnp   dnp   T-15  mc    T-30  T-37  mc
 Jeff Maggert        T-24  T-68  T-5   T-51  mc    T-30  T-41  mc    T-47  mc
 Paul Lawrie         T-24  T-56  mc    dnp   mc    Won   mc    T-42  T-59  mc
 Chris DiMarco       dnp   dnp   dnp   dnp   dnp   dnp   mc    T-47  T-66  mc
 Luke Donald         dnp   dnp   dnp   dnp   dnp   dnp   mc    T-47  T-66  mc
 Sandy Lyle          75th  T-79  T-56  mc    T-19  mc    mc    T-69  T-75  mc
 Mark Calcavecchia   T-11  T-24  T-41  T-10  T-35  mc    T-26  T-54  T-80  mc
 Lee Janzen          T-35  T-24  mc    mc    T-24  70th  mc    dnp   T-80  mc
 David Toms          dnp   dnp   dnp   dnp   dnp   dnp   T-4   mc    83rd  mc
 Eduardo Romero      mc    T-85  T-32  T-7   T-55  dnp   35th  T-25  mc    mc
 Lee Westwood        dnp   T-93  mc    T-10  T-64  T-18  T-64  T-47  mc    mc
 Jose Maria Olazabal T-39  T-31  dnp   T-20  T-15  mc    T-31  T-54  mc    mc
 Jim Furyk           dnp   dnp   T-44  4th   T-4   T-10  T-41  mc    mc    mc
 Adam Scott          dnp   dnp   dnp   dnp   dnp   dnp   mc    T-47  mc    mc
 Steve Elkington     T-68  T-6   mc    mc    wd    mc    T-60  mc    T-2   wd
 Colin Montgomerie   T-8   mc    mc    T-24  mc    T-15  T-26  T-13  82nd  wd
 Miguel A. Jimenez   mc    T-85  mc    mc    mc    mc    T-26  T-3   mc    dnp
 
 mc - Missed cut
 dnp - Did not play
 dq - Disqualified
 wd - Withdrew
 
 

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