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Last Updated: Sunday, 20 July, 2003, 22:19 GMT 23:19 UK
Shots of the Open
The most 'memorable' shots at Sandwich in 2003.

Bunker blues
Thomas Bjorn
R4 - 2nd/3rd/4th shot at the 16th

It was all going so well for Thomas Bjorn. He was clear of the field, looking serene and in total control as he came to the closing holes of his final round.

Thomas Bjorn stuck in the bunker at the 16th
Bjorn had to try again, and again, and again...
Even a bogey at the 15th seemed a mere blip until, that is, he found himself in a greenside bunker at the short 16th.

Try as he did, the Dane could not manage to get the ball far enough onto the putting surface to stop it rolling back to his feet.

His struggles in the sand evoked memories of Jean van de Velde in the water at Carnoustie four years ago.

And as with the Frenchman in 1999, it was to prove costly for Bjorn.

The three shots it took him to finally make it out led to a double bogey which all but handed the Claret Jug to Ben Curtis.


Extraordinary eagle
Tiger Woods
R3 - 3rd shot at the 7th

Tiger was just beginning to storm up the leaderboard, when he found the rough at the 7th and could only send his second into a greenside bunker.

How Woods chipped in at the 7th
Hampered by the lip of the trap, it seemed a brutal position from which to escape.

Not so for the world number one.

He not only floated the ball out onto the green, but sent his chip closer and closer until the ball unbelievably dropped into the hole.

The normally cool and composed Tiger even allowed himself to get excited as he raised his arms in celebration.

At that point, he led the Open, and though he wasn't to eventually win it, the shot was undoubtedly one to remember.


Awesome approach
Sergio Garcia
R3 - 4th shot at the 17th

Sergio was struggling at the 17th on Saturday, hacking his way through the rough, and was still over 100 yards away after three shots.

How Garcia chipped in at the 17th
There seemed no chance of him escaping with a four as he prepared to chip to the green with a wedge.

But the Spanish star produced a truly incredible approach that arrowed in towards the pin.

On line, with good speed and a favourable bounce, the ball eventually disappeared into the hole.

Jumping for joy, the shot was the highlight of Garcia's Open this year.

And it was certainly a moment to savour for the spectators lucky enough to be around the 17th at the time.



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Who suffered the worst Open blunder?
2003: Thomas Bjorn
 17.87% 
1999: Jean Van de Velde
 82.13% 
19225 Votes Cast
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