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SENIOR BRITISH OPEN RELATED STORIES





 Dates: July 27th - uly 30th
 Site: The Westin Turnberry Resort, Ayrshire, Scotland
 Course Architect: Willie Fernie, Philip Mackenzie Ross
 Par: 70
 Yardage: 7,012
 Hole-By-Hole: 1 - Par 4 358 Yds   10 - Par 4 452 Yds
               2 - Par 4 430 Yds   11 - Par 3 174 Yds
               3 - Par 4 462 Yds   12 - Par 4 446 Yds
               4 - Par 3 165 Yds   13 - Par 4 412 Yds
               5 - Par 4 470 Yds   14 - Par 4 449 Yds
               6 - Par 3 231 Yds   15 - Par 3 209 Yds
               7 - Par 5 529 Yds   16 - Par 4 409 Yds
               8 - Par 4 431 Yds   17 - Par 5 497 Yds
               9 - Par 4 454 Yds   18 - Par 4 434 Yds
                   -------------        -------------
                    35 3,530 Yds         35 3,482 Yds
 
 Annual: 20th
 Defending Champion: Tom Watson
 Runner-Up: Des Smyth
 Tournament Record: 263 (Tom Watson, Carl Mason, 2003)
 54-Hole Record: 196 (Carl Mason, 2003)
 36-Hole Record: 131 (Gary Player, 1988; Carl Mason, 2003)
 Course Record: 63 (D.A. Weibring, 2003)
 Total Purse: $1,756,753
 Shares: 1st $292,061; 2nd $194,799; 3rd $109,668
 
 2005 Finish
 -----------
 
 Player                Score  
 ------                -----
 Tom Watson *           280 
 Des Smyth              280 
 Greg Norman            281 
 Craig Stadler          283 
 Loren Roberts          284 
 
 
 * - Won in Playoff
 
 Past Senior British Open Winners
 --------------------------------
 
 Year  Winner (Score) -- Runners-Up
 ----  ----------------------------
 2005  *Tom Watson (280) -- Des Smyth
       (Royal Aberdeen Golf Club - Balgownie Links)
 2004  Pete Oakley (284) -- Tom Kite, Eduardo Romero
       (Royal Portrush Golf Club - Dunluce Links)
 2003  *Tom Watson (263) -- Carl Mason
       (Turnberry Resort - Ailsa Course)
 2002  Noboru Sugai (281) -- John Irwin
       (Royal County Down Golf Club)
 2001  *Ian Stanley (278) -- Bob Charles
       (Royal County Down Golf Club)
 2000  Christy O'Connor, Jr. (275) -- John Bland
       (Royal County Down Golf Club)
 1999  Christy O'Connor, Jr. (282) -- John Bland
       (Royal Portrush Golf Club)
 1998  *Brian Huggett (283) -- Eddie Polland
       (Royal Portrush Golf Club)
 1997  *Gary Player (278) -- John Bland
       (Royal Portrush Golf Club)
 1996  Brian Barnes (277) -- Bob Charles, David Oakley
       (Royal Portrush Golf Club)
 1995  *Brian Barnes (281) -- Bob Murphy
       (Royal Portrush Golf Club)
 1994  Tom Wargo (280) -- Bob Charles, Doug Dalziel
       (Royal Lytham & St. Annes)
 1993  Bob Charles (291) -- Gary Player, Tommy Horton
       (Royal Lytham & St. Annes)
 1992  John Fourie (282) -- Bob Charles, Neil Coles
       (Royal Lytham & St. Annes)
 1991  Bobby Verwey (285) -- Bob Charles, Tommy Horton
       (Royal Lytham & St. Annes)
 1990  Gary Player (280) -- Deane Beman, Brian Waites
       (Turnberry Resort - Ailsa Course)
 1989  Bob Charles (269) -- Billy Casper
       (Turnberry Resort - Ailsa Course)
 1988  Gary Player (272) -- Billy Casper
       (Turnberry Resort - Ailsa Course)
 1987  Neil Coles (279) -- Bob Charles
       (Turnberry Resort - Ailsa Course)
 
 * - Won in Playoff
 
 Note: Formerly called Volvo Senior British Open (1988-90).



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