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DATES:  Thursday, July 22nd through Sunday, July 25th
SITE:  Carnoustie Golf Links (Championship Course), Carnoustie, Angus, Scotland
COURSE ARCHITECT:  Allan Robertson (1842), Old Tom Morris (1872),
         James Braid and James Wright (1926 - redesign)
PAR:  71
YARDAGE:  7,421
Hole-By-Hole: 1 - Par 4 406 Yds 10 - Par 4 466 Yds
2 - Par 4 463 Yds 11 - Par 4 383 Yds
3 - Par 4 358 Yds 12 - Par 4 499 Yds
4 - Par 4 412 Yds 13 - Par 3 176 Yds
5 - Par 4 415 Yds 14 - Par 5 514 Yds
6 - Par 5 578 Yds 15 - Par 4 472 Yds
7 - Par 4 410 Yds 16 - Par 3 248 Yds
8 - Par 3 183 Yds 17 - Par 4 461 Yds
9 - Par 4 478 Yds 18 - Par 4 499 Yds
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36 3,703 Yds 35 3,718 Yds
Annual: 24th
Defending Champion: Loren Roberts
Runner-Up: Fred Funk, Mark McNulty
Tournament Record: 263 (Tom Watson, Carl Mason, 2003)
54-Hole Record: 196 (Carl Mason, 2003)
36-Hole Record: 129 (Fred Funk, 2009)
18-Hole Record: 62 (Jim Colbert, 2003 - Westin Turnberry - Ailsa Course)
Total Purse: $2,000,000 (1,552,872 euros)
Shares: 1st Place - $312,477; 2nd Place - $208,416; 3rd Place - $117,336
2009 Finish
Player Score Player Score
Loren Roberts * 268 Larry Mize 271
Fred Funk 268 Greg Norman 271
Mark McNulty 268 Five players at 273
Bernhard Langer 269
Sam Torrance 270
* - Won in Playoff
Past Senior British Open Winners
Year Winner (Score) -- Runners-Up
2009 *Loren Roberts (268) -- Fred Funk, Mark McNulty
(Sunningdale Golf Club)
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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