Follow the four rounds of the British Open on Thursday in our multicast environment.
In the world of golf, it is hard to find a history richer than the one offered by the British Open. Since 1860 – the oldest active tournament – the Major has made countless highlights for fans, with appearances at Royal Troon, Carnoustie, Muirfield and Royal St George’s, among others. But this week, the wait is finally over. Seven years after her last visit, you will find the legendary British Open old cycle St Andrews, Scotland.
for 30e times in its history – especially for 150e An edition of the British Open – St Andrews will host the Crème de la crème of golf and add another chapter to its rich history.
It is no coincidence that St Andrews is known as the Kingdom of Golf. In the fourteenth century AD, six centuries ago, it was said that this sport was already practiced there, still a far cry from being highly regarded at the time. old cycle As the oldest course in St. Andrews, six more courses have been added over the centuries to expand the vast golf habitat of St. Andrews. If the first official signs of golf in old cycle In 1552, we were still far from knowing the Earth in its present state. In fact, the legendary 22-hole course, before the relocation took place in 1764 and the course was modified into an 18-hole course.
About 600 years after its establishment, old cycle Today presents one of the most famous and challenging challenges in the world of golf, particularly through the seven double greens, which are the common meeting points of two holes each. Only holes 1, 9, 17 and 18 have their own greens. Needless to tell you that with the sheer volume of greens, old cycle Unnaturally long vows to lay on undulating greenery in the days ahead.
With its challenging greens and over 110 deep shelters, St Andrews has not only developed a rich history with golf but also an extensive heritage with the British Open.
The first pencil stroke to this story was traced back to the Scotsman, Tom Kidd, in 1873. For the first time in its history, the British Open turned its back on Prestwick Golf Club and headed to St Andrews, where the tournament would take place on an 18-hole course for the first time in its history – Unlike the 12 holes Prestwick was offering at the time. Kidd will outsmart Jimmy Anderson by one stroke at the finish line and get his hands on a £11 purse.
The 1995 edition provided, more than 100 years later, its historic stamp. In the tournament won by John Daly, the event was marked by Tiger Woods’ first participation in the British Major and the last attendance of Arnold Palmer. 35 years after his first tournament appearance, Palmer was there in 1995 for 23e The last attendance. In Woods’ case, 1995 will be the first edition of 21 games so far.
What would the rich legacy of a major tournament be without the winning touch from Woods? Unsurprisingly, it was – in part – in the year 2000 that Tiger left a giant footprint. He already holds the Masters titles, the US Open and the PGA Championship, and only needs the British Open to become the fifth golfer to win a Grand Slam. The man of big occasions, the tiger does not go hand in hand. He triumphed thanks to his cumulative -19, a new British Open record, and thanks to an eight-stroke lead over his closest runners.
In the following months, Woods redefined the “grand slam”. He would win the PGA Championship a few weeks later, then the Masters at the start of the 2001 season. Holding four major titles at the same time, Woods would become the author of what is called today tiger slamAn unprecedented achievement to this day. Then, Woods won his second British Open in St Andrews a few years later, in 2005.
If Greg Norman was clearly warned to stay away from the festivities surrounding 150e Tournament Edition Due to its role in the LIV Series, we bet the British Open will still find a way to add to its rich history and be able to offer quality golf. Will Zalatori could finally win his first major title, having come so close on three occasions. Tiger Woods will keep his love affair with him old cycle By participating in his third tournament of the season. Scotty Scheffler has the opportunity to add another victory to his already great season. LIV Series players will return along with PGA players.
Again, stories will abound in St. Andrews. All that remains is to know which one will determine 150e British Open Edition.