Royal Lytham & St Annes

The Open Championship

First played in 1926, Royal Lytham has hosted the open Championship on 11 occasions. In 1926, Bobby Jones won the first of his 3 Championships. The next 3 staging of the Open Championship at Royal Lytham saw Bobby Lock (1952), Peter Thomson (1598), and Bob Charles (1963) crowned Champion Golfer of the Year. In 1969, Tony Jacklin claimed a 2 shot over the 1964 Champion Bob Charles, reviving British Golf for the first time in 18 years. 1974 saw South African Gary claim a podium finish for his 3rd Open Championship title. 5 years on, Seve Ballesteros claimed his maiden Major Championship in spectacular fashion with a brilliant short game display, and a recovery shot from the temporary car park that is remembered to this day. The next staging of the Open Championship at Royal Lytham was in 1988, and saw the return of Seve lifting the Claret Jug. With a closing round of 65, Seve captured his 3rd Open Championship with a 2-shot victory of Nick Price.  The most recent Championship in 2012, saw Ernie Els claim the 2nd of his Open Championship titles.

Please select the arrows on the pictures to scroll through the Open Championships held at Royal Lytham & St. Annes


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