2011 Open Championship

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2011 Open Championship
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Tournament information
Dates 14–17 July 2011
Location Sandwich, England
Course(s) Royal St George's Golf Club
Tour(s) European Tour
PGA Tour
Japan Golf Tour
Statistics
Par 70[1]
Length 7,211 yards (6,594 m)[1]
Field 156 players, 71 after cut
Cut 143 (+3)
Prize fund £5,000,000
5,553,000
$8,067,100
Winner's share £900,000
€999,540
$1,452,078
Champion
Northern Ireland Darren Clarke
275 (−5)
Sandwich is located in England
Sandwich
Sandwich
Location in England
Sandwich is located in Kent
Sandwich
Sandwich
Location in Kent. England

The 2011 Open Championship was the 140th Open Championship, held 14–17 July at Royal St George's Golf Club in Sandwich, Kent, England. Darren Clarke of Northern Ireland won his only major championship, three strokes ahead of runners-up Dustin Johnson and Phil Mickelson.

Venue[edit]

The 2011 event was the 14th time The Open Championship has been played at Royal St George's.[2][3] The last occasion was in 2003 when Ben Curtis won his only major championship and finished as the only player under par at −1, a stroke clear of Vijay Singh and Thomas Bjørn. The course was lengthened by 105 yards (96 m) and par returned to 70, having been 71 in 2003 when the fourth hole was a par five.[4]

Course layout[edit]

The 2011 Open Championship at Royal St George's Golf Club
Tee Rating/Slope 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Out 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 In Total
Yardage n/a 444 417 240 495 419 178 564 453 412 3,622 415 243 381 459 547 496 163 426 459 3,589 7,211
Par 4 4 3 4 4 3 5 4 4 35 4 3 4 4 5 4 3 4 4 35 70
  • Hole #4 was a par 5 in 2003

Lengths of the course for previous Opens (since 1950):[1]

  • 2003: 7,106 yards (6,498 m), par 71
  • 1993: 6,860 yards (6,270 m), par 70
  • 1985: 6,857 yards (6,270 m), par 70
  • 1981: 6,827 yards (6,243 m), par 70

Field[edit]

Each year, around two-thirds of The Open Championship field consists of players that are fully exempt from qualifying for the Open. The players who have already qualified for the 2011 Open Championship are listed below. Each player is classified according to the first category in which he qualified, but other categories are shown in parentheses.[5]

1. Past Open Champions aged 60 or under on 17 July 2011
Mark Calcavecchia, Stewart Cink (2,4,20), Ben Curtis (2,4), John Daly, David Duval (2), Ernie Els (2,4,6,7,16), Todd Hamilton (2), Pádraig Harrington (2,4,6,7,14,20), Paul Lawrie, Tom Lehman, Justin Leonard (4), Sandy Lyle, Mark O'Meara, Louis Oosthuizen (2,4,5,6,7)

2. The Open Champions for 2001–2010

3. Past Open Champions born between 17 July 1945 and 19 July 1948
(This exemption category was introduced in 2008 when the age limit for past Open Champions was reduced from 65 to 60. It enabled those past Champions aged 60 to 65 at that time to continue playing until they were 65. Johnny Miller is now the only player in this category. He has not played in the Open since 1991.)

4. Past Open Champions finishing in the top 10 and tying for 10th place in The Open Championship 2006–2010
Tom Watson

5. First 10 and anyone tying for 10th place in the 2010 Open Championship
Paul Casey (6,7,8,16), Retief Goosen (6,7,16), Martin Kaymer (6,7,14,20), Rory McIlroy (6,7,12,20), Sean O'Hair, Robert Rock, Henrik Stenson (15), Nick Watney (6,16), Lee Westwood (6,7,20)

6. The first 50 players on the Official World Golf Rankings for Week 22, 2011
Robert Allenby (16), Jonathan Byrd, K. J. Choi (15,16), Ben Crane (16), Jason Day (16), Luke Donald (7,8,16, 20), Rickie Fowler (20), Jim Furyk (16,20), Bill Haas, Anders Hansen (7), Peter Hanson (7,20), Miguel Ángel Jiménez (7,20), Dustin Johnson (16,20), Zach Johnson (13,16,20), Robert Karlsson (7), Kim Kyung-tae (24), Matt Kuchar (16,20), Martin Laird (16), Hunter Mahan (16,20), Matteo Manassero, Graeme McDowell (7,12,20), Phil Mickelson (13,16,20), Francesco Molinari (7,20), Edoardo Molinari (7,20), Ryan Moore (16), Geoff Ogilvy (16,22), Ryan Palmer (16), Ian Poulter (7,20), Álvaro Quirós (7), Justin Rose (16), Rory Sabbatini, Charl Schwartzel (7,13,23), Adam Scott (16), Brandt Snedeker, Steve Stricker (16,20), Bo Van Pelt (16), Bubba Watson (16,20), Y. E. Yang (14)

7. First 30 in the European Tour Final Race to Dubai for 2010
Fredrik Andersson Hed, Darren Clarke, Rhys Davies, Ross Fisher (20), Stephen Gallacher, Richard Green, Grégory Havret, Simon Khan (8), Joost Luiten, Thongchai Jaidee, Danny Willett

8. The BMW PGA Championship winners for 2009–2011

9. First 3 and anyone tying for 3rd place, not exempt having applied above, in the top 20 of the 2011 European Tour Race to Dubai on completion of the 2011 BMW PGA Championship
Thomas Aiken, Raphaël Jacquelin

10. First 2 European Tour members and any European Tour members tying for 2nd place, not exempt, in a cumulative money list taken from all official European Tour events from the 2011 BMW PGA Championship up to and including the BMW International Open and including the U.S. Open
Sergio García, Pablo Larrazábal

11. The leading player, not exempt having applied above, in the first 5 and ties of each of the 2011 Alstom Open de France and the 2011 Barclays Scottish Open
Thorbjørn Olesen, Scott Jamieson

12. The U.S. Open Champions for 2007–2011
Ángel Cabrera (13), Lucas Glover

13. The U.S. Masters Champions for 2007–2011
Trevor Immelman

14. The U.S. PGA Champions for 2006–2010

15. The U.S. PGA Tour Players Champions for 2009–2011

16. Top 30 on the Official 2010 PGA Tour FedEx Cup points list
Charley Hoffman, Kevin Na, Jeff Overton (20), Kevin Streelman, Camilo Villegas

17. First 3 and anyone tying for 3rd place, not exempt having applied #6, in the top 20 of the FedEx Cup points list of the 2011 PGA Tour on completion of the Crowne Plaza Invitational at Colonial
Aaron Baddeley, Mark Wilson, Gary Woodland

18. First 2 PGA Tour members and any PGA Tour members tying for 2nd place, not exempt, in a cumulative money list taken from The Players Championship and the five PGA Tour events leading up to and including the 2011 AT&T National
Harrison Frazar, Fredrik Jacobson

19. The leading player, not exempt having applied above, in the first 5 and ties of each of the 2011 AT&T National and the 2011 John Deere Classic
Charles Howell III, Kyle Stanley

20. Playing members of the 2010 Ryder Cup teams

21. First place on the 2010 Asian Tour Order of Merit
Noh Seung-yul

22. First place on the 2010 PGA Tour of Australasia Order of Merit

23. First place on the 2010 Sunshine Tour Order of Merit

24. The 2010 Japan Open Champion

25. First 2, not exempt, on the Official Money List of the Japan Golf Tour for 2010
Hiroyuki Fujita, Ryo Ishikawa

26. The leading 4 players, not exempt, in the 2011 Mizuno Open
Bae Sang-moon, Hwang Jung-gon, Brad Kennedy, Prayad Marksaeng

27. First 2 and anyone tying for 2nd place, not exempt having applied (26) above, in a cumulative money list taken from all official 2011 Japan Golf Tour events up to and including the 2011 Mizuno Open
Hiroo Kawai, Tadahiro Takayama

28. The Senior British Open Champion for 2010
Bernhard Langer

29. The 2011 Amateur Champion
Bryden Macpherson (a)

30. The 2010 U.S. Amateur Champion
Peter Uihlein (a)

31. The 2010 European Individual Amateur Champion
Lucas Bjerregaard (a)

International Final Qualifying

Australasia: Kurt Barnes, Rick Kulacz, Matthew Millar[10]
Africa: Floris de Vries, Martin Maritz, Neil Schietekat[11]
Asia: Tetsuji Hiratsuka, Jason Knutzon, Lam Chih Bing, Prom Meesawat[12]
America: Chad Campbell, Brian Davis, Bob Estes, Nathan Green, Jerry Kelly, Spencer Levin, Davis Love III, Chris Tidland[13]
Europe: Grégory Bourdy, Gary Boyd, Alejandro Cañizares, George Coetzee, Kenneth Ferrie, Richard McEvoy, Alexander Norén, Graeme Storm, Peter Whiteford[14]

Local Final Qualifying

Littlestone: Markus Brier, Lee Corfield, Andy Smith[16]
Prince's: Simon Edwards, Francis McGuirk, Thomas Shadbolt[17]
Royal Cinque Ports: Craig Hinton (a), Andrew Johnston, Simon Lilly[18]
Rye: Mark Laskey, Tom Lewis (a), Adam Wootton[19]
  • (a) denotes amateur

Alternates
To make up the full entry of 156, additional players are drawn from the Official World Golf Rankings dated 3 July 2011[20] (provided the player was entered in the Open and did not withdraw from qualifying).[5]

  1. Webb Simpson (ranked 54) – As of 4 July 2011, a maximum of 151 players could qualify so the leading five players in the rankings not already qualified were offered places[21]
  2. J. B. Holmes (59)
  3. Vijay Singh (63) – subsequently withdrew with an injury.[22]
  4. Steve Marino (64)
  5. Yuta Ikeda (67)
  6. Jason Dufner (69) replaced Tiger Woods (Brendan Jones (68) declined the invitation)[6]
  7. Robert Garrigus (70) replaced Thomas Levet[15]
  8. Anthony Kim (72) replaced Tim Clark[7]
  9. Simon Dyson (73) replaced David Toms[8]
  10. Thomas Bjørn (75) replaced Vijay Singh[22]
  11. Ricky Barnes (81) replaced Nicolas Colsaerts (Scott Verplank (76) declined the invitation)[9]

Past champions in the field[edit]

Made the cut[edit]

Player Country Year(s) won Score To par Finish
Tom Lehman  United States 1996 71-67-73-75=286 +6 T22
Tom Watson  United States 1975, 1977,
1980, 1982, 1983
72-70-72-72=286 +6 T22
Stewart Cink  United States 2009 70-71-77-71=289 +9 T30
Louis Oosthuizen  South Africa 2010 72-70-74-77=293 +13 T54
Paul Lawrie  Scotland 1999 73-70-81-73=297 +17 T66

Missed the cut[edit]

Player Country Year(s) won Score To par
Pádraig Harrington  Ireland 2007, 2008 73-71=144 +4
Justin Leonard  United States 1997 70-74=144 +4
John Daly  United States 1995 72-74=146 +6
Mark Calcavecchia  United States 1989 69-79=148 +8
Ernie Els  South Africa 2002 72-76=148 +8
Sandy Lyle  Scotland 1985 73-76=149 +9
Ben Curtis  United States 2003 77-74=151 +11
Mark O'Meara  United States 1998 76-76=152 +12
David Duval  United States 2001 78-77=155 +15
Todd Hamilton  United States 2004 77-79=156 +16

Round summaries[edit]

First round[edit]

Thursday, 14 July 2011

Returning to the course where he led by 3 with 4 holes to play in 2003, Thomas Bjørn (who gained entry into the tournament as the fifth alternate) shot a −5 (65) in the morning to set the early pace.[23] Surprisingly, 20-year-old amateur Tom Lewis, a later starter, tied Bjørn's score at −5 to share the first round lead. Lewis is the first amateur to hold at least a share of the lead after 18 holes since Michael Bonallack in 1968.[24] He also carded the lowest single-round score by an amateur at The Open Championship.[25] 47-year-old Miguel Ángel Jiménez, 2009 U.S. Open champion Lucas Glover, and Webb Simpson all shot −4 (66) to finish one off the lead. Pre-tournament favourite Rory McIlroy, the reigning U.S. Open champion, bogeyed his first hole and shot a +1 (71); world number one Luke Donald and number two Lee Westwood matched that score.[26] Defending champion Louis Oosthuizen struggled in the calmer afternoon conditions, managing only a 72. Dustin Johnson earned shot of the day honors late in the morning when he aced the par-3 16th hole, part of a five-under-par four hole stretch from 14 through 17. He finished at E. The large group at −2, three off the leaders, included 2010 U.S. Open champion Graeme McDowell, and reigning PGA Championship champion Martin Kaymer.[27]

Place Player Country Score To par
T1 Thomas Bjørn  Denmark 65 −5
Tom Lewis (a)  England
T3 Lucas Glover  United States 66 −4
Miguel Ángel Jiménez  Spain
Webb Simpson  United States
T6 Fredrik Andersson Hed  Sweden 68 −2
Kurt Barnes  Australia
Ricky Barnes  United States
Darren Clarke  Northern Ireland
Simon Dyson  England
Hwang Jung-gon  South Korea
Martin Kaymer  Germany
Pablo Larrazábal  Spain
Graeme McDowell  Northern Ireland
Jeff Overton  United States
Ryan Palmer  United States
Kyle Stanley  United States

Second round[edit]

Friday, 15 July 2011

In the morning's play, overnight co-leader Tom Lewis shot a +4 (74) to fade back into the chasing pack. The clubhouse lead was taken by Lucas Glover, who started the day one stroke back and posted a steady level-par 70 to stay at −4. He was soon matched by veteran Darren Clarke who reached the mark with a rare closing birdie. As the wind picked up in the afternoon, first round co-leader Thomas Bjørn struggled to an up-and-down 72 to finish at −3. At various times, Miguel Ángel Jiménez and Simon Dyson took the lead, but struggled on their back nines; Jiménez finished at −3 and Dyson at E. Joining Bjørn and Jiménez one shot back were Chad Campbell and Martin Kaymer. Tom Watson, playing with Tom Lewis, earned the second ace of the tournament, by holing out on the 6th hole for a hole in one. The 61-year-old Watson finished with a 70 to comfortably make the cut; he became the oldest ever player to make an Open cut. Pre-tournament favourite Rory McIlroy played better on Friday shooting a −1 (69) to finish at even par, earning himself a third straight round alongside Rickie Fowler.[28] Notables who missed the cut included World No. 1 Luke Donald, World No.2 Lee Westwood, Graeme McDowell, Matt Kuchar, Nick Watney, and Pádraig Harrington.[29]

Place Player Country Score To par
T1 Darren Clarke  Northern Ireland 68–68=136 −4
Lucas Glover  United States 66–70=136
T3 Thomas Bjørn  Denmark 65–72=137 −3
Chad Campbell  United States 69–68=137
Miguel Ángel Jiménez  Spain 66–71=137
Martin Kaymer  Germany 68–69=137
T7 George Coetzee  South Africa 69–69=138 −2
Anders Hansen  Denmark 69–69=138
Dustin Johnson  United States 70–68=138
Pablo Larrazábal  Spain 68–70=138
Tom Lehman  United States 71–67=138
Davis Love III  United States 70–68=138
Charl Schwartzel  South Africa 71–67=138

Amateurs: Lewis (−1), Uihlein (+2), Macpherson (+4), Bjerregaard (+8), Hinton (+29).

Third round[edit]

Saturday, 16 July 2011

In wet and windy difficult morning conditions, some of the best play came from Tom Watson, using his 35 years of Open experience to survive the worst of the weather and move up the field with a +2 (72). Rickie Fowler shot a fine −2 (68), still battling much of the worst of the weather, to move into contention at −2. Co-leader Darren Clarke, in the final pairing, shot a −1 (69) to take the 54 hole lead at −5 over Dustin Johnson, who moved at −4. Johnson would find himself in the final Sunday pairing for the third time in six majors, after the U.S Open and PGA Championship. Clarke's fellow second-round leader, Lucas Glover, shot a +3 (74) to fall back to −1. Four-time major winner Phil Mickelson shot a +1 (71) to move back to E,[30] while Thomas Bjørn, repeating his strong showing at the 2003 Open on this course, shot a +1 (71) and was at −2.[31]

Place Player Country Score To par
1 Darren Clarke  Northern Ireland 68–68–69=205 −5
2 Dustin Johnson  United States 70–68–68=206 −4
T3 Rickie Fowler  United States 70–70–68=208 −2
Thomas Bjørn  Denmark 65–72–71=208
T5 Miguel Ángel Jiménez  Spain 66–71–72=209 −1
Lucas Glover  United States 66–70–73=209
T7 Anthony Kim  United States 72–68–70=210 E
Phil Mickelson  United States 70–69–71=210
Anders Hansen  Denmark 69–69–72=210
George Coetzee  South Africa 69–69–72=210
Davis Love III  United States 70–68–72=210
Martin Kaymer  Germany 68–69–73=210

Final round[edit]

Sunday, 17 July 2011

Playing in his twentieth Open, 42-year-old Darren Clarke shot an even-par 70 in the final round to win his first major championship by three shots.[32][33] Phil Mickelson, 41, began the day tied for seventh and five shots out of the lead. He charged to a 30 (−5) on the front nine, equalling his lowest nine-hole stretch in a major. Mickelson made eagle on the 7th hole to tie for the lead and added a birdie on the 10th to move to 6-under for the day. Clarke, the 54-hole leader in the final pairing a half-hour back, countered with his own eagle on the 7th to open up a two shot lead.[34] A short missed par putt stalled Mickelson's momentum, and he faded on the back nine with three further bogeys to finish with a 68 (−2), tied for second with Dustin Johnson.[35] Johnson, playing with Clarke, also made a strong challenge, and was two shots out of the lead on the tee of the par-5 14th hole. Johnson tried to reach the green with an 2 iron from the fairway, but pushed it right and out of bounds to end any chances of a comeback; he would take double-bogey seven to fall four back. This gave Clarke a four-stroke cushion over his nearest rivals with four holes to play, and he cruised to victory even despite bogeys on his final two holes.[36] He became the third Northern Irish champion in the past six majors, as well as the oldest debut major-winner, and oldest Open Champion, since Roberto De Vicenzo in 1967. Earlier in the day, Sergio García, playing his 49th consecutive major, had threatened to go low after being −4 for his round late on his front nine, but faded to a 68 (−2), and tied for ninth place. His 68 matched the low round of the day with Mickelson. Thomas Bjørn, eight years from his Open drama, produced another steady round to finish alone in fourth. Tom Watson, at 61 the oldest player to complete all four days at an Open, fired his third 72 of the week and finished in a tie for 22nd. Simon Dyson tied for 9th to take honours as the low Englishman.[37][38][39]

Place Player Country Score To par Money (£)
1 Darren Clarke  Northern Ireland 68–68–69–70=275 −5 900,000
T2 Phil Mickelson  United States 70–69–71–68=278 −2 427,447
Dustin Johnson  United States 70–68–68–72=278
4 Thomas Bjørn  Denmark 65–72–71–71=279 −1 260,000
T5 Chad Campbell  United States 69–68–74–69=280 E 181,666
Anthony Kim  United States 72–68–70–70=280
Rickie Fowler  United States 70–70–68–72=280
8 Raphaël Jacquelin  France 74–67–71–69=281 +1 134,502
T9 Sergio García  Spain 70–70–74–68=282 +2 104,333
Simon Dyson  England 68–72–72–70=282
Davis Love III  United States 70–68–72–72=282

Amateurs: Lewis (+9), Uihlein (+12).

Scorecard[edit]

Final round

Hole  1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9  10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18
Par 4 4 3 4 4 3 5 4 4 4 3 4 4 5 4 3 4 4
Northern Ireland Clarke –5 –6 –6 –5 –5 –5 –7 –7 –7 –7 –7 –7 –7 –7 –7 –7 –6 –5
United States Johnson –4 –4 –3 –3 –3 –2 –3 –3 –3 –4 –4 –5 –5 –3 –3 –3 –3 –2
United States Mickelson E –1 –1 –2 –2 –3 –5 –5 –5 –6 –5 –5 –4 –4 –3 –2 –2 –2

Cumulative tournament scores, relative to par
Source:[40]

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External links[edit]

Preceded by
2011 U.S. Open
Major Championships Succeeded by
2011 PGA Championship

Coordinates: 51°16′26″N 1°22′01″E / 51.274°N 1.367°E / 51.274; 1.367