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SENIOR BRITISH OPEN RELATED STORIES







DATES:  Thursday, July 24th through Sunday, July 27th
SITE:  Royal Troon Golf Club (Old Course), Ayrshire, Scotland
COURSE ARCHITECT:  George Strath and Willie Fernie (1878), James Braid (1923)
PAR:  71
YARDAGE:  7,064
Hole-By-Hole: 1 - Par 4 361 Yds 10 - Par 4 438 Yds
2 - Par 4 391 Yds 11 - Par 4 470 Yds
3 - Par 4 379 Yds 12 - Par 4 431 Yds
4 - Par 5 558 Yds 13 - Par 4 470 Yds
5 - Par 3 210 Yds 14 - Par 3 178 Yds
6 - Par 5 575 Yds 15 - Par 4 445 Yds
7 - Par 4 403 Yds 16 - Par 5 542 Yds
8 - Par 3 123 Yds 17 - Par 3 210 Yds
9 - Par 4 423 Yds 18 - Par 4 457 Yds
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36 3,423 Yds 35 3,641 Yds
Annual: 22nd
Defending Champion: Tom Watson
Runner-Up: Mark O'Meara, Stewart Ginn
Tournament Record: 263 (Tom Watson, Carl Mason, 2003)
54-Hole Record: 196 (Carl Mason, 2003)
36-Hole Record: 130 (Loren Roberts, 2006)
18-Hole Record: 62 (Jim Colbert, 2003 - Westin Turnberry - Ailsa Course)
Total Purse: $2,000,000
Shares: 1st Place - $300,000; 2nd Place - $176,000; 3rd Place - $144,000
2007 Finish
Player Score Player Score
Tom Watson 284 Eduardo Romero 288
Mark O'Meara 285 Lonnie Nielsen 288
Stewart Ginn 285 John Ross 289
Jay Haas 288 Donnie Hammond 290
Loren Roberts 288 Four players at 291
Past Senior British Open Winners
Year Winner (Score) -- Runners-Up
2007 Tom Watson (284) -- Mark O'Meara, Stewart Ginn
(Muirfield Golf Club)
2006 *Loren Roberts (274) -- Eduardo Romero
(Turnberry Resort - Ailsa Course)
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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