a score of three strokes over par on a hole.
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What is a “claret jug” and why does the winner of the British Open get one? Plus, “bogeys” and ghosts?
Since 1872 the oldest trophy in golf has been given to the winner of the British Open, which is also called The Open Championship. The trophy, the Claret Jug, is made in the style of the jugs used in the nineteenth century to serve claret, a dry red wine produced in France’s famous Bordeaux region. The winner’s name is engraved on the jug, joining the names of …
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