The Royal Liverpool Golf Club links at Hoylake can be beautiful, uplifting, challenging, and even daunting when the wind blows and the summer rough is deep. The course was created to be a demanding test of golf and remains so today. Being one of the oldest of all the English seaside clubs, it lies at the very heart of the history and development of the game in Great Britain.
Despite its, at first glance, flat and benign appearance, Hoylake makes the trickiest demands of a player’s shot selection, distance control and accuracy. When Open Championships are hosted here only the ultimate masters of these elements emerge victorious as Champion Golfer of the Year. Royal Liverpool’s 13 Opens have delivered 13 different Champions, comprising an array of amateur stars, history makers and modern-day giants - with many of them claiming wins of huge historical significance.
With the 151st Open, Brian Harman joins the likes of Harold Hilton, Bobby Jones, Walter Hagen, Roberto De Vicenzo, Tiger Woods and Rory McIlroy, to name but a few, who have lifted the Claret Jug at this most historic and iconic venue.