Seniors Open Amateur Championship
The Seniors Open Amateur Championship was launched by The R&A in 1969 to help select a Great Britain & Ireland side to play in the World Senior Amateur Team Championship run by the World Amateur Golf Council. While the Seniors, played for the first time at Formby, was an instant success, the team event did not survive beyond 1969. Charlie Green has been the most successful player in the history of the event, winning six times in seven years from 1988.
American Chip Lutz retained his Seniors Open Amateur Championship title at Machynys Peninsula in South Wales. Lutz carded a final-round 68 for a 54-hole aggregate 5-under-par 211, four strokes ahead of Douglas Pool, Steve Rogers and three-time winner Paul Simson.
This year the Championship travels north to Royal Aberdeen, a true test of links golf in the north-east of Scotland. Tom Watson won the Senior Open Championship here in 2005, and more recently GB&I triumphed over the US in the 2011 Walker Cup. The classic links layout combined with the variable weather conditions will an interesting few days.