|Dates||24–27 July 2014|
|Course(s)||Royal Porthcawl Golf Club|
|Organized by||The R&A|
|Length||6,901 yd (6,310 m)|
|Field||144 players, 76 after cut|
The 2014 Senior Open Championship was a senior major golf championship and the 28th Senior Open Championship, held from 24–27 July at Royal Porthcawl Golf Club in Porthcawl, Wales. It was the 1st Senior Open Championship played at the course and the 12th Senior Open Championship played as a senior major championship.
World Golf Hall of Fame member Bernhard Langer led wire-to-wire and broke the tournament scoring record, finishing at 18-under-par. The 2014 event was Langer's second Senior Open Championship title and his fourth senior major championship victory.
The 2014 event was the first Senior Open Championship played at Royal Porthcawl. Royal Porthcawl hosted the Senior Open Championship for a second time in 2017.
The field consisted of 144 competitors: 135 professionals and 9 amateurs. An 18-hole stroke play qualifying round was held on Monday, 21 July for players who were not already exempt.
Nationalities in the field
|North America (46)||South America (5)||Europe (76)||Oceania (6)||Asia (8)||Africa (3)|
|Canada (2)||Argentina (4)||England (40)||Australia (5)||Japan (6)||South Africa (2)|
|Mexico (2)||Paraguay (1)||Spain (6)||New Zealand (1)||Taiwan (1)||Zimbabwe (1)|
|United States (42)||Scotland (8)||Thailand (1)|
|Northern Ireland (1)|
Past champions in the field
Made the cut
|Player||Country||Year(s) won||R1||R2||R3||R4||Total||To par||Finish|
|Russ Cochran||United States||2011||74||73||67||72||286||+2||T10|
|Tom Watson||United States||2003, 2005, 2007||74||66||69||77||286||+2||T10|
|Fred Couples||United States||2012||71||71||68||78||288||+4||T13|
|Bruce Vaughan||United States||2008||73||69||73||73||288||+4||T13|
Missed the cut
|Player||Country||Year won||R1||R2||Total||To par|
|Mark Wiebe||United States||2013||76||77||153||+11|
Thursday, 24 July 2014
Bernhard Langer posted a six-under-par 65 on day one to lead by two shots.
|2||Bob Tway||United States||67||−4|
|3||Chris Williams||South Africa||68||−3|
|T7||Fred Couples||United States||71||E|
|Scott Dunlap||United States|
|David Frost||South Africa|
|Jeff Hart||United States|
|Steve Jones||United States|
|George Zahringer (a)||United States|
Friday 25 July 2014
Langer extended his lead to seven shots after a second round 66, entering the weekend at 131 (−11). Colin Montgomerie and Chris Williams finished the second round in a tie for 2nd at 138 (−4). Tom Pernice Jr. shot the round of the day, a 64 (−7), which included eight birdies and one bogey.
|Chris Williams||South Africa||68-70=138|
|T5||Bob Tway||United States||66-71=140||−2|
|Tom Watson||United States||74-66=140|
|T9||Fred Couples||United States||71-71=142||E|
|Tom Pernice Jr.||United States||78-64=142|
|Bruce Vaughan||United States||73-69=142|
Amateurs: Lutz (+2), Zahringer (+7), Reynard (+8), Ambridge (+17), Bell (+17), Kinghorn (+18), Lehew (+25), Gold (+26), Cooper (+32)
Saturday, 26 July 2014
Langer shot a third consecutive round in the 60s with a third round 68 (−3), and extended his lead to eight shots over Rick Gibson, who shot a 66 (−5). Colin Montgomerie fell back into a tie for seventh place after shooting a 40 (+4) on the back nine and finishing the day with a 72 (+1).
|3||Bob Tway||United States||67-73-68=208||−5|
|T4||Scott Dunlap||United States||71-73-65=209||−4|
|Tom Watson||United States||74-66-69=209|
|Chris Williams||South Africa||68-70-71=209|
|T7||Fred Couples||United States||71-71-68=210||−3|
|10||Jeff Sluman||United States||73-71-67=211||−2|
Amateurs: Lutz (+4), Zahringer (+4)
Sunday, 27 July 2014
Bernhard Langer shot a final round 67 (−4) to win his fourth senior major championship and his second Senior Open Championship by 13 strokes. Langer finished with a record score of −18, breaking the previous scoring record by one stroke, which had been held by Tom Watson and Carl Mason. Scoring was difficult on Sunday as only 10 players broke par during the final round, and Langer's four-under-par 67 was the lowest score of the day. Colin Montgomerie recovered from a third round 72 (+1) with a final round 69 (−2), finishing in second place. Rick Gibson finished in a tie for third after a final round 75 (+4), which included seven bogies and three birdies. Bob Tway also struggled in the final round, shooting a 76 (+5), which included two double bogies and a triple bogey on the par-4 3rd hole. Dunlap, Watson, Williams, and Couples shot final rounds of 75, 77, 80, and 78, respectively.
|Place||Player||Country||Score||To par||Money (€)|
|Tom Pernice Jr.||United States||78-64-70-70=282|
|T6||Scott Dunlap||United States||71-73-65-75=284||E||48,462|
|Bob Tway||United States||67-73-68-76=284|
|T8||Miguel Ángel Jiménez||Spain||74-69-74-68=285||+1||35,327|
|Kirk Triplett||United States||72-72-71-70=285|
|T10||Russ Cochran||United States||74-73-67-72=286||+2||28,601|
|Tom Watson||United States||74-66-69-77=286|
Cumulative tournament scores, relative to par
|Birdie||Bogey||Double bogey||Triple bogey+|
Notes and references
- "The Senior Open Championship presented by Rolex". Golf Channel. 24 July 2014. Retrieved 14 May 2018.
2014 Senior Players Championship
|Senior Major Championships||Succeeded by|
2015 Regions Tradition