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The 137th Open Championship
Royal Birkdale - 17-20 July, 2008



Justin Rose started the 2008 Open with high hopes of claiming his first major, but ends it disappointed after a closing 73

Justin Rose started the 2008 Open with high hopes of claiming his first major, but ends it disappointed after a closing 73

Colin Montgomerie

Colin Montgomerie plays a shot on the 6th after starting the final round on 12 over par and out of contention

Course staff put Padraig Harrington's name up on the main scoreboard - but will it be at the top at the end of the tournament?

Course staff put Padraig Harrington's name up on the main scoreboard at the 18th - but will it be at the top at the end of the tournament?

Woody Austin

Woody Austin's patriotism is not in doubt, even if his dress sense is questionable, as he goes round in 74 to finish on 12-over

Ian Poulter

Ian Poulter chips at the first hole - and struggles at the next couple, slipping to two over for the round after three holes

Among the favourites at the start of the Open, Sergio Garcia shows his frustration as another major passes him by

Among the favourites at the start of the Open, Spain's Sergio Garcia shows his frustration as another major passes him by

Chris Wood splashes out of a bunker at the opening hole as he begins his bid to become the first amateur to win the Open since 1930

Chris Wood splashes out of a bunker at the opening hole as he begins his bid to become the first amateur to win the Open since 1930

A huge crowd greets overnight leader Greg Norman as he makes his way to the opening tee

A huge crowd greets overnight leader Greg Norman as he makes his way to the opening tee at Royal Birkdale

Padraig Harrington

Padraig Harrington tees off on the second - after the third hole he had overtaken playing partner Greg Norman to lead the field

Simon Wakefield

England's Simon Wakefield followed up his excellent third round by pushing himself into contention with another good showing

Tom Sherreard

England's Tom Sherreard had an eagle-birdie finish on his final round for a total of 14 over par and a chance to be the top amateur

Henrik Stenson

Swede Henrik Stenson's headgear is as eye-catching as his golf and a 71 carries him into a tie for third place

Padriag Harrington

Reigning Open champion Harrington suffers a mid-round wobble, dropping shots at three successive holes before the turn

Norman's attempt to become the oldest major champion fades after a series of wayward shots

Greg Norman's attempt to become the oldest major champion fades after a series of wayward shots on the opening holes

Poulter puts early problems behind him to mount a magnificent challenge for the title and a 69 puts him in the clubhouse on seven-over-par

Poulter puts early problems behind him to mount a magnificent title challenge and a 69 puts him in the clubhouse on seven-over-par

Chris Wood

Chris Wood celebrates during his final round of 72, which is good enough to win him the leading amateur's Silver Medal

Harrington recovers his poise after the turn and a birdie three at the 13th puts him in confident mood for the closing holes

Harrington recovers his poise after the turn and a birdie three at the 13th puts him in confident mood for the closing holes

Only two off the pace at the start of his round, KJ Choi endures a frustrating finish as a 79 leaves him sharing 16th place

Only two off the pace at the start of his round, KJ Choi endures a frustrating finish as a 79 leaves him sharing 16th place

Greg Norman bogeys the last for a low-key finish but the 1986 and 1993 champion, now 53, shares third place

Greg Norman bogeys the last for a low-key finish but the 1986 and 1993 champion, now 53, ends the championship in joint third place

A spectacular eagle three at 17 puts Harrington in the clear and a tap-in for par at the last makes him a double Open champion

A spectacular eagle three at 17 puts Harrington in the clear and a tap-in for par at the last makes him a double Open champion

Wife Caroline and children Patrick and Ciaran join the celebrations after Harrington beats Ian Poulter by four strokes

Wife Caroline and children Patrick and Ciaran join the celebrations after Harrington beats Ian Poulter by four strokes

The first European to successfully defend the Open title since 1906, Padraig Harrington is reunited with the Claret Jug

The first European to successfully defend the Open title since 1906, Padraig Harrington is reunited with the Claret Jug




see also
Open day three photos
19 Jul 08 |  Golf
Open day two photos
18 Jul 08 |  Golf
Open day one photos
17 Jul 08 |  Golf


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