128th Open Championship
128th Open Championship
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Tournament Records
Golf Today report of last years event

Tuesday July 20th

Lawrie backs Montgomerie for Major sucess too

Lawrie's club may be priced out by win

Open officials criticise players for bad thinking

Invitations & Money start to flow in for Lawrie

Lawrie bids for further glory

France mourns Van de Velde loss

Lawrie might not be the one history remembers

Monday July 19th

A real Braveheart wins the Open

Post Open notes from Carnoustie

Open will return to Carnoustie again

Lawrie begins reign as Open Champion

Van de Velde wakes up to reality

Van de Velde joins infamous "Chokers Club"

Open trophy back where it belongs

Justin Leonard sad, but sadder for Van de Velde

Notes from Sunday's play at the Open

Quotes from the weekends play

Sunday July 18th

Fourth round reports start here

Notes from Saturday

Saturday July 17th

Third round reports start here

Norman insists that they'll all be back again

Notes from Friday

Quotes from Friday

Friday July 16th

Second round reports start here

Battle weary players return for fresh onslaught

Notes from Thursday's play

Quotes from Thursday

Thursday July 15th

First round reports start here

Course puts the wind up players

Injured Torrence out of Open

Officials come out fighting over course set up

Norman prepares to do battle with Carnoustie

Duval still trying to lose his 'choker' tag

Beware the beast that lurks at Carnoustie

My name is Sergio - says Garcia

Notes from Wednesday at Carnoustie

Wednesday July 14th

Mark O'Meara tips Monty & Garcia

Tiger Woods thinks Duval is the big threat

Play for love not money says Gary Player

Mickelson's mind firmly on Carnoustie

Bill Glasson latest to pull out: Watson In

Tough test for home golfers in Open

Details of the first & second days draw

Stewart has warning for Zane Scotland

Leadbetter backing Justin Rose to succeed

Westwood hoping to repeat Carnoustie feat

Singh has the perfect game plan

Tuesday July 13th

Stewart warns of red faces at Carnoustie

Tiger Woods awaits second major

Monty must keep temper under wraps

Zane comes of age

Complete Open qualifying roundup & scores

Gordon Brand pulls out of Open

Garcia facing toughest test yet

Calm Carnoustie still a formidable challenge

Monday July 12th

Round up of Open qualifying news

Second best not so bad for Brian Watts

Monty confident about dreaded "third week in July"

Tom Watson recalls golden days

Olazabal ready for return to golf

Tiger Woods ready to roar into action

It's the "World Open" - Payne Stewart

Darren Clarke doing homework for "Car-nasty"

Mark O'Meara dreams of Open double

Sunday July 11th

Johansson on course to qualify for Open

Sergio Garcia's mum in shave pledge

Ernie Els - Carnoustie a stern test

Colin Montgomerie ready to tame Carnoustie

Saturday July 10th

480 Open hopefuls tee off this weekend

Scott Hoch latest American withdrawal

Norman's stolen golf clubs are returned

Officials see nothing sinister in withdrawals

Friday July 9th

Open field face fearsome test

Couples, Jones join Open dropout list

Leading Contenders for this years Open

O'Meara reaping rewards from major breakthrough

Open Facts and Figures

Event: 128th Open golf championship.

Dates: July 15-18

Site: Carnoustie Golf Links.

The Course: Opened in 1842 as a 10-hole course laid out by Allan Robertson. In 1867, Old Tom Morris expanded it to 18 holes.

Length: 7,361 yards.

Par: 36-35--71.

Format: 72 holes (18 daily) stroke play.

Playoff, if necessary: Four holes, stroke play.

Purse: Approximately $3 million.

Winners share: Approximately $512,000.

Last year: At Royal Birkale, 41-year-old Mark O'Meara became the oldest man to win two majors in one season. O'Meara, who had won the Masters with a birdie on the 72nd hole, closed with a 68 for even-par 280. He got into a playoff with Brian Watts, who saved par on the 72nd hole with a spectacular bunker shot. O'Meara won the four-hole playoff by two strokes. Tiger Woods chipped in for birdie on the 17th and made a 30-foot birdie putt on the 18th to finish one stroke out of the playoff.

Former Open champions at Carnoustie: Tommy Armour (1931), Henry Cotton (1937), Ben Hogan (1953), Gary Player (1968), Tom Watson (1975).

Former champions in field: Seve Ballesteros (1979, 1984, 1988), Mark Calcavecchia (1989), Bob Charles (1963), John Daly (1995), Nick Faldo (1987, 1990, 1992), Tony Jacklin (1969), Tom Lehman (1996), Justin Leonard (1996), Sandy Lyle (1985), Greg Norman (1986, 1993), Mark O'Meara (1998), Gary Player (1974, 1968, 1959), Nick Price (1994), Tom Watson (1975, 1977, 1980, 1982, 1983).