Golf British Open
2017 Open Championship at Royal Birkdale Golf Club
Like so many grand golf clubs in the British Isles, Birkdale Golf Club was built in the 19th century. It is considered to be the best links course in the United Kingdom and has hosted the Open nine times since being awarded its "Royal" title by King George VI in 1951.
The North West coast line lends itself perfectly with a large dune system making for natural golf links and is termed the Golf Coast by the North West Tourism office. Out of the nine Golf courses that share the Royal status in the UK, Royal Lytham, Royal Birkdale and Royal Liverpool are within a few miles of each other.
The Open--The Worlds Top Major Title--The Best Links Course in England
No British player has ever won the Open at Royal Birkdale, it has been the realm of America having won over half of the Royal Birkdale Open Championships. Names like O`Meara, Watson, Miller, Trevino and Palmer roll off the tongue as Champions, with the Southern Irish champion Harrington and Australians Baker-Finch and Peter Thompson all winners at the Royal Birkdale Open Championship.
The Royal Birkdale Links has hosted many classic tournaments and is famous for the Ryder Cup comment of Jack Nicklaus when Tony Jacklin would tie the match on the 18th green with a three-foot putt for a half, when Nicklaus conceded the putt they tied 16-16, he picked up Jacklins marker and said: "I don`t think you would have missed that putt Tony, but in the circumstances I would never give you the opportunity."
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