If you’ve landed here because you’relooking for some in-depth analysis of the the Open Championship I can offer the following link to live score updates: Leaderboard. If not, here’s a look of what some of the World’s top guys will be wearing this year:
By mid afternoon Saturday it looks like quite a few of the names above won’t make the cut, most notably Tiger who is on a bid of a nightmare streak. More importantly though, orange seems to be the colour to wear on the golf course this season!
Another thing to consider is the increase in prize money for 2015 from 2014, a whopping £ 175,000 more!
Even more impressive is the Rand value of the top prize. In our miserable currency the Championship prize money has increased from R 8,3 million in 2005 to R 22,3 million. Get your kids on the gold course immediately!
2015 Open Championship
Dates July 16-19, 2015
Location Fife, Scotland
Courses St. Andrews – The Old Course
Year Champion Venue Runner(s)-up First prize
2015 St Andrews £1,150,000
2014 Rory McIlroy Royal Liverpool Rickie Fowler Sergio García £975,000
2013 Phil Mickelson Muirfield Henrik Stenson £945,000
2012 Ernie Els Royal Lytham & St Annes Adam Scott £900,000
2011 Darren Clarke Royal St George’s Dustin Johnson Phil Mickelson £900,000
2010 Louis Oosthuizen St Andrews Lee Westwood £850,000
2009 Stewart Cink Turnberry Tom Watson £750,000
2008 Pádraig Harrington Royal Birkdale Ian Poulter £750,000
2007 Pádraig Harrington Carnoustie Sergio García £750,000
2006 Tiger Woods Royal Liverpool Chris DiMarco £720,000
2005 Tiger Woods St Andrews Colin Montgomerie £720,000