A unique competition open to Professional and Amateur players, Men and Ladies. Played under special handicap.
International Final Qualifying (Europe)
A 36 hole event played over the Old and New for players on the European Tour wishing to qualify for the Open. Further details can be found at the Open Website.
Senior Open Championship
The Senior Open was played at Sunningdale at the end of July 2009. The strongest field in the history of the event gathered, to see Loren Roberts lift the trophy.
Some quotes from the tournament:
Roberts crowned champion after play-off at Sunningdale
26 Jul 2009
"When I won back in 2006 it was probably the biggest thrill of my life, said Roberts.
Then to come here, to a golf course I've never seen before, absolutely fell in love with this golf course. To be able to pull it out on the back nine is the culmination of a lot of hard work..................
I fell in love with this golf course. I've never seen a golf course this beautiful as far as the setting and the bunkering and the heather, it is just fabulous.
I don't think there will be many people with more local knowledge than me. I am hoping to put it to good effect. It's a magnificent course. It is the first time The Senior Open has come inland and to the South of England, rather than links golf, so it will be a different type of Senior Open but it is a beautiful course."
"The course are magnificent here at Sunningdale. I first played here 51 years ago and I've never seen it looking so good. It's superb. I won my first European Tour here in 1961 so it brings back a lot of good memories."
Bruce Vaughan prepares defence case at Sunningdale
21 July 2009
"To put my name on that trophy again, I would be just as happy, he added. Sunningdale's a beautiful place, the rolling fairways and stuff. The greens are phenomenal."
" I am going to go out there and play the best golf I can play and hit every shot as well as I can and hope to make some putts, and that's the bottom line. It's a very unique golf course, just fabulous. We are in the middle of the country and it has a bit of a linksy look to it. It's a very good test of golf this week and is probably in the best condition I've ever seen it"
22 July 2009
"Absolutely magnificent. I love playing Sunningdale, he said. It's one of the smartest moves I think from the R&A's perspective, for MasterCard, for Sunningdale to bring the tournament here."
22 July 2009
I've had a great time, said the American.
"This is really one of my favourite golf clubs in the world. I just think that Sunningdale has that something extra special that most clubs don't have, starting with the two great golf courses, great clubhouse, great membership, great head professional, good bunch of caddies. Everything you want in a club, it's here, and I just love being here. "