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SENIOR BRITISH OPEN RELATED STORIES




DATES:  Thursday, July 23rd through Sunday, July 26th
SITE:  Sunningdale Golf Club (Old Course), Berkshire, England
COURSE ARCHITECT:  Willie Park Jr (1901)
PAR:  70
YARDAGE:  6,616
Hole-By-Hole: 1 - Par 5 492 Yds 10 - Par 4 475 Yds
2 - Par 4 489 Yds 11 - Par 4 322 Yds
3 - Par 4 318 Yds 12 - Par 4 442 Yds
4 - Par 3 156 Yds 13 - Par 3 185 Yds
5 - Par 4 419 Yds 14 - Par 5 503 Yds
6 - Par 4 433 Yds 15 - Par 3 228 Yds
7 - Par 4 406 Yds 16 - Par 4 434 Yds
8 - Par 3 193 Yds 17 - Par 4 425 Yds
9 - Par 4 273 Yds 18 - Par 4 423 Yds
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35 3,179 Yds 35 3,437 Yds
Annual: 23rd
Defending Champion: Bruce Vaughan
Runner-Up: John Cook
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 - $315,000; 2nd Place - $210,000; 3rd Place - $118,000
2008 Finish
Player Score Player Score
Bruce Vaughan * 278 Greg Norman 282
John Cook 278 Tom Watson 282
Eduardo Romero 279 Phil Blackmar 285
Bernhard Langer 280 Costantino Rocca 285
Gene Jones 282 Andy Bean 286
* - Won in Playoff
Past Senior British Open Winners
Year Winner (Score) -- Runners-Up
2008 *Bruce Vaughan (278) -- John Cook
(Royal Troon Golf Club)
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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