Royal Liverpool will host the Open Championship for the 13th time in 2023, nine years on from its most recent staging of the Open.
The venue’s 12 previous Opens have delivered a dozen different champion golfers, with many of them claiming wins of huge historical significance.
Ahead of the 151st Open, we look at the players to have lifted the Claret Jug at Hoylake.
Royal Liverpool’s first Open provided reason for celebration, particularly when Hoylake member Harold Hilton emerged victorious.
Hilton already had followed the lead of John Ball Jr. – the Open’s first amateur champion, in 1890 – by triumphing at Muirfield in the 32nd Open.
Five years later, the Merseysider came from three shots behind in the final round to edge out James Braid by one.
Hilton would go on to build on his Open successes with four victories in the Amateur Championship, before enjoying further success as a golf writer and course designer.
One of the most prolific competitors in the Open’s long history, whose first and last appearances in the championship came an extraordinary 48 years apart, Sandy Herd enjoyed his finest hour at Royal Liverpool in 1902.
Herd already had been a runner-up on two occasions when he produced the performance of his life to hold off two members of the Great Triumvirate in Braid and Harry Vardon.
As had been the case in 1897, Braid had a putt on the final green to tie the lead and force a playoff, but the man who ended his career as a five-time champion golfer could not convert.
Herd went on to finish second on two further occasions, incredibly achieving the feat for the final time in 1920 at age 52.
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