British Open

Little-Known British Open Facts

Obscure stories and curiosities from the tournament that started it all

July 2012

Harry Vardon
Harry Vardon (above), famously known as the inventor of the Vardon or overlapping grip -- the most commonly used in golf today -- holds the record for most British Open wins with six (1896, 1898, 1899, 1903, 1911, 1914).
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