Friday, 17 July 1998
Thursday, 16 July 1998
Lengths of the course for earlier Opens:
At the earlier Open at Royal Birkdale seven years earlier in 1991, O’Meara was a co-leader after 54 holes, shot 69, and tied for third.
Three months earlier, O’Meara gained the Masters on the ultimate inexperienced by sinking a 20-foot (6 m) birdie putt. At age 41, he grew to become the oldest participant to win two majors in a 12 months: Jack Nicklaus (1980), Ben Hogan (1953), and Craig Wood (1941) have been all age forty. (Hogan gained three majors and turned 41 two weeks after the third.)
The 1998 Open Championship was a males’s main golf championship and the 127th Open Championship, held from 16–19 July on the Royal Birkdale Golf Club in Southport, England. In weekend wind and rain, Mark O’Meara gained his second main championship of the 12 months and first Open Championship in a playoff over Brian Watts, the 54-hole chief.