The stage is ready at Royal Liverpool. Come Sunday night time, a champion shall be topped on the 151st Open Championship. A brand new title – or maybe a well-recognized title – shall be etched into the Claret Jug.
The Open Championship is the oldest main in skilled golf, relationship again to 1860, and for a lot of around the globe it’s golf’s biggest title.
The listing of Open winners is a who’s who of golf’s biggest champions. Harry Vardon leads the way in which with six Claret Jugs to his title, whereas a quartet of greats (together with Tom Watson) have carved their names into the trophy 5 instances. Different greats, reminiscent of Tiger Woods and Jack Nicklaus, are additional down the listing with three per play.
No golfer has gained the Open Championship seven instances, and that is a feat that may in all probability by no means occur. In right now’s golf local weather, parity is at an all-time excessive and dominating for a very long time is sort of unimaginable.
Twenty-seven gamers have gained a number of open championships, with an inventory of these beneath.
Gamers with a number of Open Championship wins
6: Harry Vardon
5: James Braid, John Henry Tyler, Peter Thomson, Tom Watson
4: Tom Morris Sr., Tom Morris Jr., Willie Park Sr., Walter Hagen, Bobby Locke
3: Jamie Anderson, Bob Ferguson, Bobby Jones, Henry Cotton, Gary Participant, Jack Nicklaus, Seve Ballesteros, Nick Faldo, Tiger
2: Bob Martin, Willie Park Jr., Harold Hilton, Arnold Palmer, Lee Trevino, Greg Norman, Padraig Harrington, Ernie Els