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Tiger Woodsdivider
Tiger Woods left his mark on The Millennium Open, finishing 19 under par on the Old Course; not exactly  “in the spirit of St. Andrews” the old brigade were heard to mumble! It was a fitting climax to winning all the Majors back to back. All the golfing fraternity wondered who could possibly knock Tom Morris Jnr. off his pedestal – it was happening again one hundred and twenty-five years later!! Woods , as had Nicklaus, won the next Open  hosted by St Andrews and became the fifth double winner on the Old in its history; the others being Bob Martin in 1876 and 85, J. H. Taylor in 1895 and 1900 and James Braid in 1905 and 10.

John Dalydivider

John Dalydivider
After Ballesteros, then Faldo, -  John Daly won in a windy Open in 1995 after a four hole play-off with Costantino Rocca. It wasn’t his power but his deft touch around the greens that won him the day.

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Jack Nicklausdivider
Jack Nicklaus was runner-up to Lema that year, but on his next two visits, he finished holding the claret jug aloft, winning consecutive St. Andrews Opens in 1970 [after a one round play-off with Doug Sanders] and 78. It was fitting that his last competitive round was on the Old Course to great acclaim in 2005.

Tony Lemadivider

Tony Lemadivider
Only Seve Ballesteros in 1984 and  Nick Faldo in 1990 have stopped their run since Tony Lema took the title in 1964. ”Champagne Tony” got his knick name from the press after handing out   half bottles  of fizz to them when celebrating four tournament wins that year – and it was still just July!  His career was cut short dramatically in the summer of 1966 when he was killed in a plane crash on his way to a tournament venue. The golfing world had lost one of the most elegant, flowing swings and one of its most charismatic characters at the age of 32.
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10 year old Speyside Single Malt Whisky.

Distilled in 2005, this distinctive whisky is presented, with artwork by David Joy, to celebrate
four of the American golfing greats who have left their mark on the Home of Golf.
Issued to coincide with the 144th Open being played on the famous Old Course Links.

Tasting Notes

A light, delicate single malt with fruity aromas. On the palate there are hints of spice with toasted malt and toffee.

£45.00 per bottle

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