Number of times in the past three editions of the British Open at Carnoustie (Scotland) Golf Links that the Claret Jug was decided via playoff. In the most recent, in 2007, Ireland’s Padraig Harrington defeated Spain’s Sergio Garcia in the four-hole aggregate playoff. The others: Scotland’s Paul Lawrie (1999, against Justin Leonard and Jean Van de Velde) and American Tom Watson (1975, against Jack Newton). The 147th British Open begins today at Carnoustie (Scotland) Golf Links (live scoring).
Position for James Hahn in the Official World Golf Ranking, the best ranking of any player in the PGA Tour’s Barbasol Championship (tee times), which begins today and is played opposite the British Open.