Tuesday 15th of July 2014
The world will be watching the Royal Liverpool captain Alistair Beggs when he presents the winner of the Open Golf Championship with the famous Claret Jug trophy on Sunday.
Mr Beggs said “When I was asked to be captain the first thing that went through my mind was ‘goodness me, I’m going to be handing the Claret Jug to the champion’. It’s still all a bit surreal. It would be wrong to say I’m not nervous, but I’m trying not to think of the worldwide audience and will be focused on the one man in front of me, and trying not to drop the jug!”
The Royal Liverpool Golf club in Hoylake will be hosting the event on the 17th-20th July, for the first time since 2006, when Tiger Woods took the title. Mr Beggs added, “Tiger Woods is a huge public figure, one of the most famous people in the world, even taking golf out of the equation. If Tiger doesn’t attend a major golf tournament the brutal reality is fewer people tune in on television and attend the event. When we heard a fortnight ago he had recovered from his injury and was able to attend, that was tremendous news.”