2006 British Open Golf Review
The 2006 British Open Golf was played at the Royal Liverpool Golf Club from the 20th July - 23rd July 2006 and Tiger Woods was the defending champion heading into the event following his win at St Andrews in 2005. It was the first time that the Open Championship had been held at Royal Liverpool since 1967 when it was won by Roberto De Vicenzo.
It was Graeme McDowell of Northern Ireland who stormed to the top of the leader board on day 1 as he shot a brilliant -6 par 66 to lead the field by 1 shot at the end of the day. Defending Champion Tiger Woods was lurking ominously just 1 shot back after playing well for his 65 alongside Miguel Angel Jimenez who also looked good on -5.
Day 2 was all about Tiger Woods as he made his surge to the top of the leader board by shooting his own 65 to leave himself one clear of Ernie Els who himself shot a 65 to jump up the standings. Chris Dimarco was another player who shot 65 to move himself up to 3rd after two rounds and bang in contention for his first Major victory over the weekend.
Day 3 saw Woods remain at the top with a level par 71 just one ahead of Els who was also level par for the day in a quiet round for the leaders. Sergio Garcia was the man to make the big move on Day 3 with a back nine of just 29 shots to leave him with a 65 for the day which was just one off the lead alongside Els and Dimarco who had also stayed in contention.
The final round saw Tiger Woods claim yet another Major Championship as he shot an excellent 67 under immense pressure to finish on -18 and win by two shots from the fast finishing Chris Dimarco. Sergio Garcia and Ernie Els fell away on the last day but Dimarco fought right to the end with a 68 of his own to claim the runner-up spot. 2006 was all about Tiger Woods however as he looked in control for most of the week to win the Open Championship for the second year in-a-row.