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Throughout its long and dignified history The Open Championship has provided some of the greatest golfing moments. In 2007 The Open arrived at the formidable Carnoustie Golf Links. The four days of play around this great Scottish course would provide one of the most memorable Championships.
The greatest players in the world gathered for the one hundred and thirty sixth Open Championship. Tiger Woods arrived at Carnoustie looking to achieve his third consecutive victory. The journey for the world number one around this magnificent piece of links land would prove one of his toughest ever visits to the Open.
As the Championship progressed there was one man who seemed to have the Claret Jug within his grasp. Sergio Garcia would make all the right moves towards winning his first Open Championship from his very first round.
His march to the Claret Jug would have many challengers as players from around the world began to stake their claims for the oldest golfing championship in the world.
Course records were equalled, great golf was played and, on the final day, some of the most remarkable golfing stories were written.
Andres Romero, Ernie Els, Padraig Harrington and Sergio Garcia all had chances to win at Carnoustie. Every hole seemed to produce a defining moment.
The ultimate drama of a play off between Sergio Garcia and Padraig Harrington was needed to decide this classic Open. The packed galleries around Carnoustie's famous closing hole witnessed one of the most exciting finishes to any Open.
Carnoustie 2007 will always be remembered as one of the classic Open Championships.