Ranking the 10 Most Memorable Moments in British Open History

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Ranking the 10 Most Memorable Moments in British Open History
Alessia Pierdomenica/Associated Press

When the 2014 Open Championship at Royal Liverpool ends, there will no doubt be a dramatic event, a miracle shot and perhaps even a marvelous finish.

From outright miracles to hideous-to-watch debacles, the Open Championship is riddled with memorable moments throughout its 154-year history.

You can summarize Open Championships as great golf played on the most challenging courses, often in the most difficult weather conditions. 

It is golf played on hallowed grounds throughout Great Britain on courses where the sport was born.

As Tom Watson said to Jack Nicklaus as they dueled in the sun in 1977 at Royal Turnberry, “This is what it’s all about.”

We have scoured the vaunted history of the Open Championship to find the most memorable of those moments.  The choices were made based on drama, skill and historical impact.  The pros who made these moments are etched in Open Championship lore.

Read on to view the 10 most memorable moments in British Open history.

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