Subtitle The Official Story
Description Description The 149th Open Annual is an essential souvenir for all golf fans, telling the story of another dramatic Championship, with complete statistical records and gripping day by day reportage.
After a year’s delay, The Open returns to the imposing links of Royal St George’s Golf Club at Sandwich in Kent, where Darren Clarke claimed an emotional victory in 2011. The world’s best players competed for one of sport’s most prestigious prizes, the Claret Jug, won excitingly the previous year by Ireland’s Shane Lowry in front of a passionate home crowd at Royal Portrush.
Lowry teed up at St George’s against newly crowned US Open champion Jon Rahm, Japan’s Hideki Matsuyama, the Masters winner, as well as Bryson DeChambeau, Brooks Koepka, Dustin Johnson, Rory McIlroy and England’s Tyrrell Hatton, Tommy Fleetwood, Paul Casey and Lee Westwood.
Contributors include some of the most respected writers on the game of golf. Andy Farrell recounts all the action with reports on each round, while features and analysis are provided by Peter Dixon, John Hopkins, Lewine Mair, Alistair Tait and Art Spander.
The stunning photography featured in this book is provided by the team from Getty Images, led by Andrew Redington, Ross Kinnaird, Stuart Franklin, Warren Little, Richard Heathcote and David Cannon, and including more of the game’s most prominent photographers whose work is published and admired worldwide.
From completists to novices looking to learn more about the golf’s oldest Championship, The 149th Open Annual is a comprehensive and unmissable guide to another thrilling instalment of one of the summer’s great sporting occasions.