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Open 2008 - Course changes
America's Masters champion Mark O'Meara claimed his second major of the season when the Open was last held at Royal Birkdale in 1998.

O'Meara beat compatriot Brian Watts in a play-off but British fans will remember 17-year-old amateur Justin Rose, who chipped in on the 18th to finish fourth.

Since then changes have been made to 16 of the 18 holes. At 7,173 yards - par 70 - it will play 155 yards longer.

The alterations, including new bunkering and mounds, have been designed to make the course tighter to reward strategic play and accurate shot-making.

see also
2007 Open in pictures
14 Jul 08 |  Golf

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