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The great Peter Thomson famously backhanded his final putt into the hole on the 72nd green at The Open in 1958. He would go on to defeat Wales' Dave Thomas by four strokes in the subsequent play-off ๐Ÿ† #TheJourneyy
Bob Ferguson defended his crown amid hideous weather in 1881, winning by three strokes from Jamie Anderson. #TheJourney
A beautiful sight at @TheHomeofGolf ๐Ÿ‘€ ๏ฟฝOT
The 1933 Open was graced with an exceptional field, including greats Walter Hagen and Gene Sarazen. Denny Shute successfully fought off the competition to win at the Home of Golf ๐Ÿ† #TheJourneyy
How special would victory in The 150th Open be for @b_dechambeau? "I'd be ok if I just left this earth at that point" ๐Ÿ˜„ #Rolexx #TheJourneyyh
"Come on... Come on... Siii!" A fired-up @TheSergioGarcia rolls in a long birdie putt at St Andrews in 2000 ๐Ÿ’ชb
Ernie Els holed a wonderful putt on the final green in 2012 to edge out his good friend Adam Scott by a single stroke ๐Ÿ† #TheJourneyyK
37 competitors competed in stormy conditions at Prestwick in 1887 ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ Willie Park Jnr prevailed with rounds of 82 an#TheJourneyJapqPZ7C
Can you name the player and year from these winning numbers? ๐Ÿ“Ši
Gary Evans was part of an incredible storyline in 2002, during which he experienced a remarkable rollercoaster ride of emotions on the 71st hole. Listen to the full podcast with the man himself here ๐Ÿ‘‡ ๏ฟฝโ€ฆjezu
Bobby Locke's immaculate touch around the greens helped him to become a dominant figure in The Open. Victory in 1952 was the South African's third at The Open ๐Ÿ‡ฟ๐Ÿ‡ฆ #TheJourneyey
Through changing times, The Open's leaderboards have always been something special. #Rolex #TheJourney
"Playing St Andrews, it's literally the best." - @TigerWoods
Rory McIlroy showcased his ability to shoot low scores in Major Championships in 2014 as he opened with a pair of 66s on route to winning The 143rd Open ๐Ÿ† #TheJourneyyP
"I will be there for that one." โ€“ @TigerWoods Read more ๐Ÿ‘‰
Ahead of his third Open in 1886, David Brown had finished fourth in 1880 and 24th in 1883. Brown was in fine form at the third time of asking and ended the week as the Champion Golfer of the Year ๐Ÿ† #TheJourneyyW
An unforgettable celebration provided the most memorable moment of a fantastic Open Championship at St Andrews in 1984 ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ #TheJourneyey
An unforgettable moment in The Open's history ๐Ÿ† ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ#RolexlwtI
Walter Hagen and Gene Sarazen battled it out over the closing holes in 1928. Sarazen's caddie advised a safe recovery shot after finding trouble off the 14th tee, but the American chose the bold play and saw it backfire as he lost the Championship by two strokes. #TheJourney
We recently announced four new venues that will host Final Qualifying for The Open from 2023 until 2026 ๐Ÿ‘‡ @BurnhamBerroww@DundonaldLinkss@RCPgolfclubb@WestLancsGCC Find out more ๏ฟฝ
Prestwick hosted The 4th Open in 1863 and Willie Park Snr stepped up to win the Challenge Belt for the second time โ›ณ๏ธ #TheJourney
Perfect spin control ๐Ÿ‘Œ Fred Couples in 2000 showing exactly how to get the better of the long par-5 14th at St Andrews ๏ฟฝxc
The great South African, Bobby Locke, won the title in 1949 as he defeated Harry Bradshaw by 12 strokes in a 36-hole play-off ๐Ÿ† Bradshaw's challenge took an interesting turn earlier in the Championship as he found one of his tee shots lying inside a broken bottle ๏ฟฝ#TheJourneyey
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A special week at the Home of Golf for @montgomeriefdn ๐Ÿ’™ Read all about the Championship where Monty made St Andrews dream in our article here ๏ฟฝโ€ฆl9#TheJourneye29
We were treated to a special Open Championship in 2016. Henrik Stenson demonstrated exceptional class and recorded the lowest aggregate score in Open history ๐Ÿ† It was also a week to remember for Andrew 'Beef' Johnston, who quickly became a fan favourite. #TheJourneyyd
Record breaker @henrikstenson. Relive the incredible Open Championship of 2016 in our original documentary podcast, which includes insight from the two men at the heart of an incredible battle โš”๏ธ Listen here ๐Ÿ‘‡ ๏ฟฝ
Jack Nicklaus won the fansโ€™ vote to be crowned #TheOpensGreatest ๐Ÿ† A tightly contested final with Seve Ballesteros saw over 5,500 votes cast! Read all about how Jack prevailed ๏ฟฝ
A deluge of rain disrupted the final round of the 1960 Open at St Andrews with the course flooding in a matter of minutes. Pictures really are more emphatic than words in this case ๐ŸŒง #TheJourneyy
Jack Nicklaus is crowned the Champion in #TheOpensGreatest ๐Ÿ† Seve and Jack contested an extremely tight match-up in the final, with the latter claiming just 112 more votes in total across all channels. Congratulations@jacknicklauss and thank you to all the fans who voted!J
Young Tom Morris displayed youthful dominance in 1870 as he won his third successive Open Championship by a remarkable 12 strokes โ›ณ๏ธ #TheJourney
A night to remember. Thank you to everyone who attended The R&A Celebration of Light and those of you who have since watched the show.
The Final | Seve Ballesteros vs Jack Nicklaus After nearly a month of fan votes, we are left with two of The Open's greatest Champions in the final ๐Ÿ† Who gets your vote? ๐Ÿ‘‡#TheOpensGreatestst
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Reg Whitcombe won at Royal St George's with the highest winning aggregate since 1931. He handled the challenge of Cotton and Adams, as well as appalling weather conditions, to win by two strokes ๐Ÿ† #TheJourneyy
Who gets your vote in the final of #TheOpensGreatest ? Will it be Seve or Jack? ๐Ÿค” Cast your vote across all our social channels ๐Ÿ† #TheOpensGreatests46
The Final | Seve Ballesteros vs Jack Nicklaus After nearly a month of fan votes, we are left with two of The Open's greatest Champions in the final ๐Ÿ† Who gets your vote? ๐Ÿ‘‡#TheOpensGreatestst
And then there were two... The semi-final matches were extremely close, but in the end Seve Ballesteros and Jack Nicklaus reached the final, as determined by the fans. ๐Ÿ† Cast your vote on all of our social channels tomorrow as voting goes live! #TheOpensGreatesttV
The 2nd Open was won by the legendary Old Tom Morris. He beat the defending Champion, Willie Park Snr, by four strokes ๐Ÿ† #TheJourneyyo
Despite carrying a back problem, @david59duval was in contention in 2000, but the injury would eventually hamper his efforts to catch an imperious Tiger Woods. Listen as Duval talks through his Open career in full ๐Ÿ‘‡ ๐ŸŽ ๏ฟฝโ€ฆJ5H6
Bobby Locke and Peter Thomson had won three Opens apiece as they teed it up at St Andrews in 1957 ๐Ÿ† Locke possessed a wonderful draw that suited the links of St Andrews and put together an aggregate score of 279 to win by three strokes โ›ณ๏ธ #TheJourneyy
As the excitement builds ahead of The 150th Open, you can now visit our interactive timeline celebrating The Journey ๐Ÿ‘€ The timeline provides a fascinating insight into every single edition of The Open and can be accessed here ๏ฟฝthejourney.theopen.comKmW
Ted Ray broke up the dominance of the Great Triumvirate by winning The Open at Muirfield in 1912. In the process he became the first wire-to-wire winner since the Championship was extended to 72 holes ๐Ÿ† #TheJourneyy
Can you guess who this is hitting the flagstick with a long iron from the rough at the Old Course in 2015? ๐Ÿ‘€c
Four legends remain. We have reached the semi-finals of #TheOpensGreatest ๐Ÿ† Make sure you cast your votes tomorrow when the matches go live on our Instagram channel ๏ฟฝ8b
The precocious Young Tom Morris won his first Open in 1868 to become the youngest Champion Golfer of the Year in history ๐Ÿ† #TheJourneyy
Sound on ๐Ÿ”Š Holding the lead on the 71st hole of The 100th Open, Lee Trevino was still providing hilarious commentary on both his own tee shot and that of his opponent, the late Lu Liang-Huan. One of a kind. "You could hang your underwear on that one." ๏ฟฝCg
Ben Hoganโ€™s one and only appearance in The Open came at Carnoustie in 1953 โ›ณ๏ธ Hogan got his hands on the Claret Jug while followed by huge galleries in awe of the greatest player in the world ๐Ÿ† #TheJourneyy
Three-time Champion Golfer of the Year @TigerWoods has written his name into the history books of The Open. A remarkably dominant performance at St Andrews in 2000 was followed up with impressive back-to-back wins in '05 and '06 ๐Ÿ† Read more here ๏ฟฝ
Quarter-Final | Tiger Woods v Nick Faldo With three Open victories each, who has had the finer Open career, and should progress to the semi-finals of #TheOpensGreatest? ๐Ÿ‘€ @NickFaldo0066@TigerWoodss
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