The Open Championship was last held in Northern Ireland in 1951 and the champion earned 300£ (or roughly $11,000 today). Max Faulkner surely cherished clutching the Claret Jug as he stood on the 18th green at Royal Portrush and the winner’s check was a welcome sight as well. However, when compared to the $1.8 million Jordan Spieth collected for winning last summer at Royal Birkdale, the paltry pay Faulkner received reflects the immense growth professional golf has enjoyed during the last 66 years.
The PerryGolf team took on the Trump Turnberry team earlier this week over the very recently opened and remodeled Ailsa Course, in what was our 14th annual challenge match.
The changes to the golf course driven and made possible by Donald Trump, and under the supervision of renowned links architect Martin Ebert are simply stunning.