Known across the world as "The Most Desirable Major in Golf", The Open is the players favourite as the one they would love to win. Being awarded the accolade as the 'Champion Golfer of the Year' and being handed The Claret Jug is the pinnacle of a Golfers career.
In July 2017, Royal Birkdale Golf Club will welcome the best golfers in the world to compete at The 146th Open.
Royal Birkdale Golf Club last hosted the event in 2008 and the Championship returns to this historic venue for the 10th time in its long history.
This famous links course on England's Golf Coast in Southport, Mersayside saw Irishman Padraig Harrington win by 4 strokes against Ian Poulter back in 2008. Just like Tiger Woods had done in 2006, Padraig Harrington defended his title that he had won in Carnoustie the year previous, becoming the first European golfer to retain the Claret Jug by winning The Open since James Braid in 1906.
“I’m holding on to this, I had a great year as Open Champion, so much so I didn’t want to give it back.”
Open Champion - 2007 & 2008
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"Patrick, I never really knew how good it could be until I went with a group of friends. We had a couple of days at The Open Championship in St. Andrews as well as a few days playing golf beforehand.
It was a Golfers dream come true. Every details was taken care of, and we didn't have to think about a thing. Thanks for such a great week. Something none of us will ever forget and will be back to experience again in the future for sure."Dave Beresford