• Short Summary

    THE WORLD'S BEST GOLFERS ARE WARMING UP FOR THE BRITISH OPEN CHAMPIONSHIP, WHICH TEES OF ON WEDNESDAY.

  • Description

    THE WORLD'S BEST GOLFERS ARE WARMING UP FOR THE BRITISH OPEN CHAMPIONSHIP, WHICH TEES OF ON WEDNESDAY. IT PROMISES TO BE ONE OF THE TOUGHEST CHAMPIONSHIPS EVER, AND AMONG THOSE GETTING IN SOME PRACTICE TODAY (MONDAY) WERE THE DEFENDING CHAMPION, PETER THOMSON, FELLOW-AUSTRALIAN, KEL NAGLE, AMERICA'S JACK NICKLAUS, AND SOUTH AFRICAN GARY PLAYER.

    THE CHAMPIONSHIP WILL BE PLAYED AT MUIRFIELD, THE SCOTTISH COURSE OVERLOOKING THE FIRTH OF FORTH. THE COURSE HAS BEEN "DOCTORED", WITH KNEE-HIGH GRASS IN MANY PLACES, TO STRETCH PLAYERS TO THE LIMIT.

    AND AS A RESULT, THE WINNER, ACCORDING TO PETER THOMSON, WILL BE THE PLAYER WHO HITS THE STRAIGHTEST. THE VETERAN AUSTRALIAN IS SEEKING A RECORD-EQUALLING SIXTH TITLE. HE WAS PARTNERED TODAY BYU SYDNEY'S KEL NAGLE, WHO WON THE CHAMPIONSHIP IN 1960.

    ANOTHER FORMER CHAMPION IS GARY PLAYER, WHO WON THE TITLE AT MUIRFILED SEVEN YEARS AGO. THE FAVOURITE IS THE LONG-HITTING JACK NICKLAUS, THE 26-YEAR-OLD MASTER GOLFER WHO HAS FINISHED SECOND AND THIRD IN FOUR PREVIOUS ATTEMPTS AT BRITAIN'S MAJOR TITLE.

    THE CHAMPIONSHIP, OVER 72 HOLES, ENDS ON SATURDAY.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA8T13N9IN86IJE2Z9NXRLBQ7CF
    Media URN:
    VLVA8T13N9IN86IJE2Z9NXRLBQ7CF
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    04/07/1966
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:48:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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