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1998 Mark O’Meara Wins The Open At Royal Birkdale


At the age of 41, Mark O’Meara won The Open at Royal Birkdale in 1998 to become the oldest player to win two majors in the same year.

He added to his Masters title from April by defeating Brian Watts in a play-off as his 17-year career enjoyed a late surge – something he credited to practising alongside young protege Tiger Woods.

“Tiger’s rejuvenated me,” O’Meara said. “He has been a driving force. I look at Tiger’s talent and his technique and his swing and I think he is a better player than I am. “That motivated me.

He keeps telling my friends, ‘You know Mark can really play and he doesn’t get the recognition he deserves.”

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