The Senior British Open, presented by Rolex, became an official Champions Tour event in 2003. Royal Birkdale, host to the Senior British for the first time, will be the 11th different championship venue in the 27-year history of the Senior British Open.
Royal Birkdale, in Southport, Merseyside, England, plays to par 70 over 7,082 yards.
Couples tied for third in the 1991 Open Championship at Royal Birkdale, three shots behind champion Ian Baker Finch. That’s the best Open Championship finish for Couples, who matched it in 2005 on the Old Course at St. Andrews.
Mark O’Meara won the Claret Jug at Royal Birkdale in 1998. In 1987, O’Meara won the Lawrence Batley International event on the same course.
This week’s Power Rankings for the Champions Tour’s Senior British Open Championship: