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1998 Open Championship

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Dates  16–19 July 1998
Length  7,018 yards (6,417 m)
Course  Royal Birkdale Golf Club
Par  70
Location  Southport, England
Cut  146 (+6)
Start date  1998
1998 Open Championship
Field  156 players, 81 after cut
Prize fund  £1,700,000 €2,483,810 $2,750,000
Tours  PGA European Tour, PGA TOUR, Japan Golf Tour
Similar  1999 Open Championship (British O, 2001 Open Championship (British O, 2004 Open Championship (British O, 2005 Open Championship (British O, 1998 Masters Tournament

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The 1998 Open Championship was the 127th Open Championship, held 16–19 July at the Royal Birkdale Golf Club in Southport, England. Mark O'Meara won his second major championship of the year and first Open Championship in a playoff over Brian Watts by two strokes.


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Royal Birkdale Golf Club

Lengths of the course for previous Opens (since 1950):

First round

Thursday, 16 July 1998

Second round

Friday, 17 July 1998

Amateurs: Rose (-2), García (+4), De Vooght (+6), McCarthy (+8), Kuchar (+10).

Third round

Saturday, 18 July 1998

Final round

Sunday, 19 July 1998

Amateurs: Rose (+2), García (+12), De Vooght (+19).



The four-hole aggregate playoff was played over the final four holes (#15-18).
O'Meara birdied the first, while Watts parred, and they halved the next two holes with pars.
Watts bogeyed the final hole, while O'Meara parred to win the title.


1998 Open Championship Wikipedia

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