The 2009 Open Championship was the 138th Open Championship, held 16–19 July at the Ailsa Course of the Turnberry Resort, in Ayrshire, Scotland. Stewart Cink won his only major championship after a four-hole playoff with Tom Watson. Watson, age 59, had the chance to win his sixth Open and become the oldest major champion in history during regulation play, but was unable to par the final hole and tied with Cink.
It was the fourth Open Championship at Turnberry; the previous winners were Watson in 1977, Greg Norman in 1986, and Nick Price in 1994.
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