It might be 28 years since we saw Sir Nick Faldo stand with his arms aloft on the 72nd green at Muirfield as the last English winner of The Open.
But in the 148 times the historic competition has been played, we have seen our fair share of winners who represent the flag of St George.
Ever since John Ball claimed success as an amateur at Prestwick in 1890, there have been 13 different English winners of the Claret Jug. Four of those even went on to get their hands on the silverware more than once with John Henry Taylor stealing the show with five victories between 1894 and 1913.
The early stages of the 1900s seemed to be the pinnacle of English success, with the world’s top golfers coming to these shores and leaving empty handed on six successive occasions from 1934 to 1939.
The most outlandish result came in 1938 when Reg Whitcombe survived gale force winds at Royal St George’s – host to this year’s Open – to come home in a score of 15 over and scoop the £100 prize money.
After a six-year hiatus during World War II, the English domination of The Open came to an end, with victories being few and far between.
Henry Cotton claimed his third Claret Jug in 1948 and Max Faulkner took top prize at Royal Portrush three years later, but a generation then passed by without success as the elusive search for another English winner lasted 18 years.
Then step forward to Tony Jacklin.
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