Who has won the most British Open?
Harry Vardon broke the record of the most British Open victories with six wins during his career. He is the only single golfer who has won the British Open more than 5 times. He won his first in 1896 at Muirfield with an 83 and has had the other five wins in the competition in 1898, 1899, 1903, 1911 and 1914. He was diagnosed with TB in 1903 which led to the deterioration of his golf game but he still made a return to the course and won more.
After 54 holes he was out f the lead by 4 shots, however, he posted 77 during the final round to get into a playoff with Taylor who was trying to get three consecutive Open Championship wins. Harry won by four shots the 36-hole playoff, 157 to 161. Vardon, Taylor, and Braid came to be known as the Great Triumvirate after winning 16 Open Championships within 20 years timeframe, predecessors to Gary Player, Arnold, and Nicklaus who were known by the title the Big Three of the modern era.
The second position is a tie of 4 golfers with 5 championships with the legendary Tom Watson included, Peter Thomson, James braid and J. H Taylor. When we talk about longevity, we find that Gary Player won twice in 1968 and 1974 holding the record of most appearances at unstable 46 times. There are numerous ways to watch British Open live online for you to catch every bit of the action during the 4 days even with the time difference of five hours in the United Kingdom. Though it takes place in another continent, it may cause some inconveniences in watching not just like the other tournaments but this should not deter your watching experience! Golf Channel and NBC Sports offer free streaming as it is with the official Open website.