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.
2019 British Open Returns to Northern Ireland
The news today that the 2019 Open Championship is returning to Royal Portrush Golf Club in Northern Ireland after a nearly seven decade hiatus is terrific on a whole range of levels.
Golfers have varying degrees of desire to attend and spectate professional golf events. Given the significant amount of effort and planning required to attend any of the Majors, I can certainly empathize with those who feel the process to be a bit overwhelming at times. I would, however, suggest that if you had just one Major to attend, it should be the Open Championship…for a variety of reasons;
The return of the 2015 British Open to St Andrews, Scotland – The Home of Golf – will be as exciting as ever, and PerryGolf is blowing it out of the water! Find out more about The Open and why it’s one event in particular you don’t want to miss with PerryGolf!
— Alan Shipnuck (@AlanShipnuck) July 21, 2014
Enjoy the video below about our 2015 British Open Golf Cruise by Co-Founder of PerryGolf, Colin Dalgleish.
The British Open
The British Open, or “The Open Championship” as it is referred to officially, is the oldest of all four major championships in professional golf – The Masters, The US Open, The Open, and The PGA Championship. The Open Championship was first played on October 17, 1860 at Prestwick Golf Club in Scotland. While the other three majors are played in the United States, The Open is played outside the U.S. as it is administered by the R&A – the governing body of golf outside the U.S. and Mexico.