The stage is ready at Royal Liverpool. Come Sunday evening, a champion can be topped on the 151st Open Championship. A brand new identify — or maybe a well-recognized one — can be engraved within the Claret Jug.
The Open Championship is the oldest main in skilled golf, relationship again to 1860, and for a lot of throughout the globe, it’s golf’s biggest title.
The record of those that have received the Open is a who’s who of golf’s biggest champions. Harry Vardon leads the best way with six Claret Jugs to his identify, whereas a quartet of greats (together with Tom Watson) has etched their names within the trophy 5 instances apiece. Different greats, equivalent to Tiger Woods and Jack Nicklaus, are additional down the record with three a chunk.
No golfer has received the Open Championship seven instances, and it’s a feat that can probably by no means come. In at the moment’s golf local weather, parity is at an all-time excessive, and dominating for an extended stretch is almost inconceivable.
Twenty-seven gamers have received a number of Open Championships, with a listing of these under.
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