The last time the Open Championship was held at Royal St. George’s back in 2003, Ben Curtis shocked the world by winning the first major he ever attended.
Curtis was beyond a dark horse heading into the 2003 Open Championship. Aside from your most ardent golf fans, no one even know who Curtis was until Saturday rolled around at Royal St. George’s.
Royal St. George’s has produced some well-known Open winners over the years like Harry Vardon, J.H. Taylor, Walter Hagen, Bobby Locke and Greg Norman.
But Royal St. George’s has also produced some surprise winners such as Reg Whitcombe in 1938, Bill Rogers in 1981 and of course, Curtis in 2003.
Perhaps Royal St. George’s has another surprise up her sleeve for the 151st Open Championship, and here are 12 dark horses that may just shock us all next week in Sandwich, England.