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128th OPEN CHAMPIONSHIP
Angus, United Kingdom - Scotland 15 Jul 1999 - 18 Jul 1999
OPEN PRIZE MONEY TO BE INCREASED
Prize money for the Open Championship at Carnoustie will be increased by ten per cent to achieve a total fund over just over £2m.
Open Championship Final Qualifying
Per-Ulrik Johansson, Tom Gillis, Jean Van de Velde and amateur Luke Donald finished as the top qualifiers at each of the four final qualifying courses to earn their places at the 128th Open Championship which starts at Carnoustie on Thursday.
for Open Championship Final Qualifying Results.
O'MEARA DEFENDS OPEN ON RETURN TO CARNOUSTIE
Mark O’Meara, who waited 17 years to win his first major title and promptly added a second within three months, defends his Open Championship crown at Carnoustie this week.
The popular American beat countryman Brian Watts in a four hole play-off for the oldest major in golf at Royal Birkdale last year after the two players tied on a level par total of 280.
1st Round Draw
Australia's Peter O'Malley got the 128th Open Championship underway at 7:15 a.m. on Thursday morning by striking the first tee-shot at Carnoustie. His playing partners are Mark McNulty and Gabriel Hjertstedt.
Spectators at Carnoustie can expect a full days golf with the final match teeing off nine hours later at 4-15 p.m.
2nd Round Draw
2nd Round Draw
Carnoustie lives up to Fearsome Reputation
Carnoustie lived up to its fearsome reputation on the first day of the 128th Open Golf Championship as players battled against knee-high rough and gusting winds and at the end of it all only one player finished on level par. Australian Rodney Pampling was one of early starters but at the end of a day when scores soared the 30-year-old’s round of 71 was good enough to take the first round lead.
Van de Velde leads
Frenchman Jean van de Velde holds the halfway lead in the 128th Open Championship at Carnoustie after a second round of 68, the best round of the Championship so far, leaving him at one over par.
Open Championship Prize Money
The winner of the 128th Open Championship, which will be played at Carnoustie from Thursday 15th to Sunday 18th July 1999, will receive a first prize of £320,000.
Season Ticket Discounts
Golf supporters have until the end of this month to get maximum discount on season tickets for the Open Championship at Carnoustie.
Carnoustie Golf Club, Links Parade, Carnoustie
12 miles east of Dundee, by A92 or A930
Nearest airport: Edinburgh (1 hour 30 minutes)
Tel: +44 1241 853249
Fax: +44 1241 852720
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