JH Taylor, who won his first Open at St George's in 1894, became the second to achieve this two years later (wins in 1894, 1900 & 1913). Register now. • Two players have won The Open twice at Royal St George's - Harry Vardon in 1899 and 1911, and Walter Hagen in 1922 and 1928. This year's winner of the British Open will earn $1,935,000, along with the coveted Claret Jug. Haven't got an account? In addition, this championship is conducted by The Royal and Ancient Golf Club of St Andrews (R&A). A much longer 11-year wait followed before The Open returned in 1949 as Bobby Locke clinched the first of his four titles to become the first South African to lift the Claret Jug. Jack Nicklaus and Tom Watson highlighted a period between 1970 and '83 that saw Americans win 12 of the 14 tournaments. It has hosted 13 Open championships since 1894, when it became the first club outside Scotland to host the championship. Tied with Braid for second was JH Taylor, who shot a 68 in the last round, making a trio of scores in the 60s on a single day. However, leading by 10 after three rounds, he could afford this luxury and still won by five shots. McIlroy set the course record there as a 16-year-old with a 61 and already has one British Open victory (2014) on his resume. • Three multiple Open Champions, with a total of 12 victories between them, won the Claret Jug for the first time at Royal St George's. Last year's champion Francesco Molinari took home $1.89 million. • 1904 also saw the Amateur Championship at Royal St George's, where it was won by Walter Travis, the first non-British player to claim this title (Travis was originally from Australia but had taken American citizenship). Four-time Champion Golfer Walter Hagen began writing his story into Open folklore at Royal St George’s, winning his first and third titles at the course in 1922 and 1928. Since its conception, the British Open has been played in either Scotland or England every year, with the exception of 1951 when it was held at Royal Portrush in Northern Ireland — also the site of this year's tournament. A keen golfer with a handicap in the high single figures, he had been a member of the Club since 1948. After delivering a vintage Open in 1993, Sandwich followed it up with one of the great shocks in the major’s history as unknown American Ben Curtis – ranked 396th – emerged triumphant. Massy fell far behind Vardon and conceded on the 35th green, when Vardon holed out for 143 with Massy already on 148 after 34 holes. And with The 149th Open bringing an end to the venue’s nine-year hiatus from the rota, we’ve had a look back at the previous Championships that have graced the famous course. The 2003 Open Championship was a men's major golf championship and the 132nd Open Championship, held from 17–20 July at Royal St George's Golf Club in Sandwich, England.