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DATES:  Thursday, July 26th through Sunday, July 29th
SITE:  Turnberry (Ailsa Course), Turnberry, Scotland
COURSE ARCHITECT:  Mackenzie Ross (1946)
PAR:  70
YARDAGE:  7,105
Hole-By-Hole: 1 - Par 4 354 Yds 10 - Par 4 457 Yds
2 - Par 4 428 Yds 11 - Par 3 175 Yds
3 - Par 4 461 Yds 12 - Par 4 447 Yds
4 - Par 3 168 Yds 13 - Par 4 410 Yds
5 - Par 4 479 Yds 14 - Par 4 454 Yds
6 - Par 3 231 Yds 15 - Par 3 206 Yds
7 - Par 5 538 Yds 16 - Par 4 422 Yds
8 - Par 4 454 Yds 17 - Par 5 533 Yds
9 - Par 4 458 Yds 18 - Par 4 430 Yds
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35 3,571 Yds 35 3,534 Yds
Annual: 26th
Defending Champion: Russ Cochran (Not defending)
Runner-Up: Mark Calcavecchia
Tournament Record: 263 (Tom Watson, Carl Mason, 2003)
54-Hole Record: 196 (Carl Mason, 2003)
36-Hole Record: 129 (Fred Funk, 2009)
Course Record: 62 (Jim Colbert, 2003)
Total Purse: $2,000,000
Shares: 1st Place - $315,600; 2nd Place - $210,500; 3rd Place - $118,000
2011 Finish
Player Score Player Score
Russ Cochran 276 David Frost 281
Mark Calcavecchia 278 Peter Fowler 282
Corey Pavin 279 Fred Funk 282
Tom Watson 279 Mike Goodes 282
Barry Lane 280 Lee Rinker 282
Past Senior British Open Winners
Year Winner (Score) -- Runners-Up
2011 Russ Cochran (276) -- Mark Calcavecchia
(Walton Heath Golf Club)
2010 Bernhard Langer (279) -- Corey Pavin
(Carnoustie Golf Links)
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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