Monday, 11 June 2012
We put this week's field in focus ahead of The Senior Open Championship presented by Rolex  (EuropeanTour)
We put this week's field in focus ahead of The Senior Open Championship presented by Rolex (EuropeanTour)
Field in Focus: at The Senior Open Championship presented by Rolex

europeantour.com takes a closer look at the field taking to Turnberry’s Ailsa Course for The Senior Open Championship Presented by Rolex from July 26 - 29.

 

In the field are:


7 former Senior Open Champions with 12 victories

Player
   Titles    Year
Gary Player    3    1988, 1990, 1997
Tom Watson
    3    2003, 2005, 2007
Loren Roberts    2    2006, 2009
Noboru Sugai
    1    2002
Pete Oakley
    1    2004
Bruce Vaughan
    1    2008
Bernhard Langer
    1    2010

33 Major Champions with 85 titles

52 European Tour Champions

5 former Turnberry winners

Player
   Titles    Year
Tom Watson
    2    1977 Open Championship
2003 Senior Open Championship
Gary Player    2    1988 & 1990 Senior Open Championship
Sandy Lyle
    1    1979 European Open
Greg Norman    1    1986 Open Championship
Loren Roberts
    1    2006 Senior Open Championship

9 players who finished in the Top Ten in this event last year

Player
   Position
Mark Calcavecchia    2
Corey Pavin
    T3
Tom Watson    T3
Barry Lane    5
David Frost    6
Lee Rinker
    T7
Mike Goodes
    T7
Peter Fowler    T7
Fred Funk    T7


3 Multiple winners on the 2012 European Senior Tour

Player
   Titles    Year
Roger Chapman
    2    US Senior PGA Championship
US Senior Open
Tim Thelen    2    Berenberg Bank Masters
Bad Ragaz PGA Seniors Open
Gary Wolstenholme
    2    Mallorca Open Senior
Benahavis Senior Masters


19 of the current Top 20 in the European Senior Tour Order of Merit

Player
   Position
Roger Chapman    1
Tim Thelen
    2
Paul Wesselingh    3
Gary Wolstenholme
    4
Andrew Oldcorn
    5
Mark James
    6
Bernhard Langer
    7
Barry Lane    8
Peter Fowler    9
Anders Forsbrand    10
Mark Mouland    11
Sandy Lyle    12
David Frost    12
Peter Senior    12
Chris Williams    15
Mike Harwood    16
Juan Quiros    18
Boonchu Ruangkit    19
Andrew Sherborne    20

9 Ryder Cup Captains

31 Ryder Cup players

21 different nationalities represented   

 

ARG        Argentina
        1
AUS        Australia         12
CAN
        Canada        4
CHI
        Chile        1
ENG        England         27
FRA
        France        2
GER        Germany         1
IRE         Ireland
        5
ITA        Italy         1
JPN
        Japan        5
KOR
        Korea        1
PAR
        Paraguay        1
SCO        Scotland         10
RSA        South Africa
        7
ESP        Spain        4
SWE        Sweden        1
THA
        Thailand        1
TPE
        Chinese Taipei        1
USA         United States         55
WAL
        Wales        2
ZIM
        Zimbabwe        1

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Tournament Leaderboard

Pos Player nameNatHolePar
1COUPLES, FredUSA18-9
2HALLBERG, GaryUSA18-7
T3MASON, CarlENG18-4
T3MAST, DickUSA18-4
T3LANE, BarryENG18-4
T6WIEBE, MarkUSA18-2
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