$2,000,000 Senior British Open Championship Field
Walton Heath Golf Club (Old Course)
Par 72 - 7394 Yards
Walton-on-the-Hill, Surrey, England
Jul 21 - Jul 24, 2011
Carlo Alberto Acutis
Michael Allen
Isao Aoki
Tommy Armour III
Mark Balen
Chip Beck
Mark Belsham
Phil Blackmar
Jay Don Blake
Gary Bothwell
Gordon J. Brand
Gordon Brand, Jr.
Mark Brooks
Olin Browne
Jerry Bruner
Tom Byrum
Mark Calcavecchia
Bob Cameron
Jim Carter
Roger Chapman
Steve Cipa
Russ Cochran
John Cook
Mike Cunning
Paul Curry
Joe Daley
Sammy Daniels
Eamonn Darcy
Bruce Davidson
Glyn Davies
Rodger Davis
Trevor Dodds
Mike Donald
Ross Drummond
Denis Durnian
Stephen East (a)
Pat Errity
Lawrence Farmer
Marc Farry
Angel Fernandez
Anders Forsbrand
Peter Fowler
Angel Franco
David Frost
Fred Funk
Mike Gallagher
Jim Gallagher, Jr.
Bob Gilder
Ernie Gonzalez
Mike Goodes
Damon Green
Randy Haag (a)
Jay Haas
Gary Hallberg
Kirk Hanefeld
John Harrison
Mike Harwood
P.H. Horgan III
John Hoskison
Domingo Hospital
John Huston
Francois Illouz
Derek James
Mark James
Nick Job
Tony Johnstone
Steve Jones
Hideki Kase
Jong-Duck Kim
Tom Kite
Massy Kuramoto
Barry Lane
Bernhard Langer *
Tom Lehman
Rick Lewallen
Bobby Lincoln
Bill Longmuir
Chien Soon Lu
Sandy Lyle
Albert Mackenzie
Gordon Manson
Carl Mason
James Mason
Dick Mast
Richard Masters
Mark McNulty
David Merriman
Peter Mitchell
Larry Mize
Mark Mouland
James Murphy
Mark O'Meara
Denis O'Sullivan
Pete Oakley
Seiki Okuda
Andrew Oldcorn
Gary Owens
Joe Ozaki
Dave Padgett
Jerry Pate
Steve Pate
Corey Pavin
David Peoples
Nick Price
Juan Quiros
Glenn Ralph
Noel Ratcliffe
Mike Reid
Lee Rinker
Jose Rivero
Costantino Rocca
Eduardo Romero
Boonchu Ruangkit
David J. Russell
Jim Rutledge
George Ryall
Peter Senior
Andrew Sherborne
Scott Simpson
Paul Simson (a)
Jeff Sluman
Albertus Smit
Peter Smith
Wayne Smith
Des Smyth
Rod Spittle
Kevin Spurgeon
Craig Stadler
Noboru Sugai
Tim Thelen
Sam Torrance
Gordon Townhill
Gary Trivisonno
Bob Tway
Bruce Vaughan
Tom Watson
Alastair Webster
Mark Wiebe
Christopher G. Williams
Paul Wise
Gary Wolstenholme
Willie Wood
Ian Woosnam
Akihito Yokoyama
* - Defending Champion
A week after the 140th British Open, the seniors take their turn at the same event in the 25th Senior Open Championship at Walton Heath Golf Club. In its ninth year as an official Champions Tour event and the third major on the tour, the Senior Open Championship has an impressive list of former champions, including defending champ Bernhard Langer. Langer won the ACE Group Classic in February before undergoing thumb surgery that forced him out of action for about two months. Since his return at the Toshiba Classic, he`s missed the cut in two of his four events along with an 11th place finish at the Berenberg Bank Masters and a 28th place showing at the Toshiba Classic. Langer still boasts 14 Champions Tour victories, including two major wins in 2010. The favorite has to be Tom Watson, who has won this event three times since it became an official Champions Tour event in 2003. Watson has six senior major titles, including the Senior PGA Championship this year. He won the Senior British Open in 2003, 2005 and 2007 to add to his impressive five claret jugs. Other former champions in the field include Gary Player (1988, 1990, 1997) Loren Roberts (2006, 2009), Bruce Vaughan (2008), Pete Oakley (2004), Noboru Sugai (2002), Christy O`Connor, Jr. (1999, 2000). This is the first time the tournament is being played at Walton Heath Golf Club, which served as the host for the 1981 Ryder Cup. Next week the Champions Tour shifts back to the United States for the U.S. Senior Open, where Langer will defend the second of his two major titles.
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