Monday 25 June 2012

Norman Returns To Ayrshire

Greg Norman will make a sentimental return to the scene of his career-defining first Major Championship victory after confirming he will play in The Senior Open Championship Presented by Rolex at Turnberry from July 26-29.

The Australian finished five shots clear of English Ryder Cup player Gordon J Brand over the famous Ailsa Course to win The 1986 Open Championship, sealing his place in golfing history.

And I remember it well.

I was staying in Maidens at my mum's chalet and I can't remember whether the week started off dry and sunny or not but I'll never forget sitting in the stands to the right of the eighteenth green on the Saturday as the rain was blown off the sea horizontally. It was horrendous. It was also the first time I'd followed Norman around a golf course doing it again at Troon some years later when he lost the play off after birdieing the first six holes, finishing with a 64 and then thundering a ball into a previously unreachable fairway bunker on the eighteenth to lose the play off.

After his Turnberry victory, Norman went on to spend 331 weeks as World Number One and claim a second Claret Jug at Royal St George’s in 1993, but Turnberry will always hold a special place in his heart and he is relishing the opportunity to return to the renowned Scottish links next month when he will join fellow Turnberry champion Tom Watson in the field for the 26th Senior Open Championship

Discounted advance tickets to see Norman, Watson and a world class field including new US Senior PGA Champion Roger Chapman of England at The 2012 Senior Open Championship Presented by Rolex at Turnberry can now be purchased online, with season passes now available at £60 and any one day tickets at £18 if booked before July 1. They can be booked online at  or call 0800 023 2557 where other discounts and offers can also be found.

Hospitality packages for each of the four Championship days are also now available at £95 per person inc VAT, which includes admittance to the course along with a three-course lunch and glass of champagne in Turnberry’s signature restaurant, 1906, reserved parking, a Championship programme and a draw sheet.

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