Royal St George's

Royal St George's

The 140th edition of the British Open was held at Royal St George's in Sandwich, Kent. It is the fourteenth time the major will be held at the famous course and it remains as popular as ever with golfing enthusiasts.

Founded in 1887, the course was famous for becoming the first course outside of Scotland to host the British Open and it was also infamous for being a notoriously difficult course to negotiate. Some serious modifications in the 20th century have made it much more manageable, although it does still boast the deepest bunker in championship golf at the fourth hole.

Past winners of the Open at Sandwich include Sandy Lyle, Greg Norman and Ben Curtis, and 2011 promises to be another great renewal of the third major of the season at the famous old course.

Royal St George's Past Winners

Here is a list of the past winners of the British Open when it has been held at the Royal St George's Golf Club in Sandwich, Kent:

Year Winner Nationality Score
1894 J.H. Taylor England 326
1899 Harry Vardon Jersey 310
1904 Jack White Scotland 296
1911 Harry Vardon Jersey 303
1922 Walter Hagen USA 300
1928 Walter Hagen USA 292
1934 Henry Cotton England 283
1938 Reg Whitcombe England 295
1949 Bobby Locke South Africa 283 (-5)
1981 Bill Rogers USA 276 (-4)
1985 Sandy Lyle Scotland 282 (+2)
1993 Greg Norman Australia 267 (-13)
2003 Ben Curtis USA 283 (-1)

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