Venue           Promoter
Royal Birkdale Golf Club
Waterloo Road
Merseyside PR8 2LX
Tel: +44 (0) 1704 552020
Fax: +44 (0) 1704 552021
Web: www.royalbirkdale.com

Location: 18 miles north of Liverpool, 2 miles south of Southport on A565

Nearest airport:
Manchester Airport – MAN (70 minutes/50 miles)
Liverpool John Lennon Airport – LPL (50 minutes/30 miles)

Event format:
72 holes stroke play
144 competitors
Cut to 70 players (+ ties) after 36 holes

Entry regulations and conditions are outlined on a separate entry form available from European Senior Tour Headquarters and www.senioropengolf.com

Qualfying round: Monday 22 July, 18 holes stroke play 

Pre-tournament Pro-Am: Tuesday 23 July (by invitation)

Entries close: Thursday 04 July


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Travel Information for the Senior Open Championship Presented by Rolex

Travel by Road

Royal Birkdale Golf Club, Waterloo Road, Southport, PR8 2LX.

From M6 south:
• At junction 26 take the M58 exit to Skelmersdale/Liverpool/Southport.
• At the roundabout take the first exit onto M58 heading to Liverpool/Skelmersdale/Southport.
• At junction 3 take the A570 exit to St. Helens/Southport/Ormskirk then exit roundabout at take third exit for A570. Take A570 exit at the next roundabout.
• After approximately 3 miles turn left, continuing on the A570 towards Southport.
• After approximately 4 miles turn left on A5147 towards Liverpool/Maghull/Halsall.
• After approximately 1 mile exit the roundabout at the second exit onto Gregory Lane.
• After approximately 4 miles turn right onto Waterloo Road/A565.
• After approximately half a mile turn left onto Greenbank Drive for Royal Birkdale Golf Club or follow event signage to your relevant car park.

Travel by Rail

• London Euston to Southport: Approximately 3 hours 30 minutes, two changes.
• Birmingham to Southport: Approximately 2 hours 15 minutes, two changes.
• Manchester to Southport: Approximately 1 hour 15 minutes, direct.
• Liverpool to Southport: Approximately 45 minutes, direct.

Taxi Companies

Please find a selection of local taxi companies below:
• Central Cabs – 0800 544 414
• Kwik Cars – 0800 547 000
• All White Taxis – 01704 537 777
• Radio Yellow Top Cab – 01704 531 000


Type of grass - Bents, fescues, annual meadow grass
Height of cut - 3.2mm
Speed / stimpmeter reading - 10'6

Type of grass - Bents, Fescues and annual meadowgrass
Height of cut - 7mm

Type of grass - Bents, Fescues and annual meadowgrass
Height of cut - 7mm

Type of grass - Bents and fescues
Height of cut - 10mm
General width and contouring - Variable, typically 23 metres

Type of grass - Bents, fescues and other native grasses 
Height of cut - semi 35mm, intermediate 85mm, rough uncut

Weather in advance - not and dry
Forecast for tournament - Warm with occasional showers

Opened/architect - Birkdale Golf Club was formed in 1889 and the Club moved to its Birkdale Hills site in 1894. Modern course laid out in 1922 by Hawtree and Taylor. 

Other features
Site of Special Scientific Interest with natterjack toads and sand lizards

Card Of Course

Royal Birkdale

HoleParYardsMetres HoleParYardsMetres
14450411 104408373
24421385 114417381
34451412 123184168
43201184 134499456
54346316 143191175
64480439 155544497
73178163 164396362
84457418 175572523
94414379 184473433
Out3433983107 In3636843368

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Tournament Leaderboard

Pos Player nameNatHolePar
1WIEBE, MarkUSA18-9
2LANGER, BernhardGER18-9
T3PAVIN, CoreyUSA18-6
T3SENIOR, PeterAUS18-6
T3FROST, DavidRSA18-6
6FOWLER, PeterAUS18-4

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