The Senior Open Championship
Royal Porthcawl Golf Club in Wales plays host to this week’s Senior Open Championship. Mark Wiebe of the USA will defend the title against a field featuring many legends of the game.
This will be the 28th running of The Senior Open Championship and Royal Porthcawl will be the 12th course to welcome the great event.
The inaugural winner, back in 1987 at Turnberry, was England’s Neil Coles. Gary Player was a three-time winner from 1988 to 1997 and Tom Watson won three times in five years from 2003 to 2007. Now 64-years-old, Watson will, once again, start this week as one of the favourites, following his strong showing at Hoylake last week. Already twice a Senior Major winner in 2014, Scotland’s Colin Montgomerie will be looking to secure a hat-trick at Royal Porthcawl. A number or the world’s best over-50 players will be aiming to stop him from doing that. Bernhard Langer, Fred Couples, Corey Pavin and Mark Calcavecchia are all on the start sheet.