The Open Championship The Open Championship is my favourite tournament. The Royal & Ancient Golf Club of St.Andrews have been making  the rules of golf for over a few hundred years. The R& A are also the tournament organisers of The Open  Championship usually played in July each year. As The Open Championship is played on a links course and close to the sea. The weather normally play's a part in  The Open Championship at some point of the tournament. Normally you can bounce the ball short of the green and  therefore keep it out of the wind.  Tee off times start very early in the morning @ 7am going through to late in the afternoon as late as 4:30pm. Having  a late time can  sometimes be an advantage if the wind and rain is around in the morning and then blowing itself out  by the late afternoon. The setup for an Open Championship is usually difficulty but fair. Most of the time there is an opportunity to play safe.  The only problem if you play safe is that it is almost impossible to make birdies.  I have played well at times and very poorly at other times. I still love to play in The Open Championship. The Open Championship Results Year    Course  Round 1 Round 2 Round 3 Round 4  Placing 1987 Muirfield  81 81 - - missed cut 1988 Royal Lytham & St.Annes 75 75 - - missed cut 1990 St.Andrews 68 68 69 77 22nd 1991 Royal Birkdale 71 70 69 68 tied 8th 1992 Muirfield 67 71 76 71 tied 28th 1993 Royal St.George’s 72 69 71 74 tied 54th 1994 Turnberry 72 68 73 76 tied 77th 1996 Royal Lytham & St.Annes 74 71 - - missed cut 1997 Royal Troon 79 70 - - missed cut 1998 Royal Birkdale 73 74 - - missed cut 1999 Carnoustie 76 75 68 73 tied 4th 2000 St.Andrews 72 72 71 71 tied 36th 2002 Muirfield 72 73 - - missed cut 2003 Royal St.George’s 73 73 76 75 tied 57th 2004 Royal Troon 76 71 - - missed cut 2005 St.Andrews 78 74 - - missed cut 2008 Royal Birkdale 77 70 77 77 tied 70th   2004 The Open Championship at Royal Troon. Opening hole, Par 4
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