Discover Golf : June 2018
On July 19, the golfing world will turn its attention to The Open Championship. First played in 1860, golf’s oldest major will mark its 147th staging at Carnoustie Golf Links this year. The historic club will host the drama-filled event for the eighth time. Remember Jean Van de Velde’s meltdown at the 72nd hole in 1999? The Frenchman only needed a double-bogey six at the final hole to record victory. He recorded a triple-bogey seven and went on to lose in the playoff to Scotland’s Paul Lawrie. Padraig Harrington won The Open in 2007—the last time it was played at Carnoustie. Like Van de Velde, Harrington encountered drama at the 72nd hole. Twice he dropped shots into Barry Burn en route to a double- bogey six. He fell back into a playoff with Sergio Garcia. Unlike Van de Velde, Harrington recovered to hoist The Claret Jug. Check out video recaps of the 1975, 1999 and 2007 events at Carnoustie. Players can expect a brutal examination with Carnoustie revered as one of the world’s toughest tracks. Check out our top four hopefuls including defending champion Jordan Spieth. If watching The Open gets you thinking about taking a trip to play golf in Scotland, consider the amazing tour departing July 11, 2019. A pilgrimage to ‘The Home of Golf’, this incredible journey features eight rounds of golf and plenty of exciting sightseeing! Here’s to discovering golf and seeing the world. Sam Gole, editor Publisher: Discover Golf Pty Ltd Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Phone: 0412 230 769 welcome VOL 05 | 2018 comp winner: Helen Austin. Answer: Minjee Lee. Comp closes Wednesday 18 July, 2018 at 5pm (AEST). ENTER TO WIN COMP | DO YOU KNOW? 3 04 | TOUR All rights reserved. No part of this production may be reproduced or otherwise copied without the written permission from Discover Golf. 17 | NEWS 23 | GEAR Publication Partner 21|TIP 28 | TRAVEL 12 | THE OPEN ENTER TO WIN a TAYLORMADE SPIDER MINI PUTTER Q. Who will win the The Open Championship at Carnoustie in 2018? *Entrants are allowed one selection only.