THE 2009 BRITISH OPEN starts on Thursday at Turnberry (Ailsa Course) in Turnberry, Scotland. Padraig Harrington will attempt to be the first player to win three consecutive British Opens since Australian Peter Thomson recorded a three-peat in the mid 1950s.
Purse: $6.76 million
Winner’s share: $1.2 million
Defending champion: Padraig Harrington
British Open field
Thursday tee times
British Open history
2009 British Open Leaderboard
More than 24 hours of TV coverage are on tap for the 2009 British Open.
6:30am-2:30pm ET (TNT)
7am-2:30pm ET (TNT)
7-9am ET (TNT)/9am-2:30pm ET (ABC)
6-8am ET (TNT)/8am-1:30pm ET (ABC)
−The Armchair Golfer
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