The British Am, whose official title is simply The Amateur Championship, is one of the two most important amateur men's tournaments each year the other being the U. Amateur Championship. The tournament rotates among courses in the U. The Amateur Championship is played a month earlier than the Open Championship each year. Tournament format: After two days of stroke play , golfers are cut to the 64 who continue to match play. Players advance through hole, single-elimination match play until two players remain.
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The Amateur Championship sometimes referred to as the British Amateur or British Amateur Championship outside the UK is a golf tournament which has been held annually in the United Kingdom since except during the two World Wars, and in and when Ireland hosted the championship. It is one of the two leading individual tournaments for amateur golfers, alongside the U. It normally has the widest international representation of any individual amateur event, with 38 golf federations from all six continents represented in the championship. Before World War II it was regarded as one of golf's major championships , but given the modern dominance of the sport by professional golfers , this is no longer the case. The inaugural championship was held in by the Royal Liverpool Golf Club and was, for many years, regarded as an unofficial event. The tournament was played on 20, 21 and 23 April and was "open to all amateur members of recognised golf clubs". The format was match-play.
English Men's Amateur Championship
By: Alistair Tait June 23, am. James Sugrue could have a good professional career if the never-say-die attitude that helped him win the British Amateur Championship is a harbinger. Just to think about this win is unbelievable.
British Amateur Championship , golf tournament held annually in Great Britain for male amateurs with handicaps of 2 or less. A field of players selected by qualifying play is reduced to players who, after , competed for most holes won in a hole final match play round. In , an Open Amateur Tournament called open to signify that all countries might enter was held by the Royal Liverpool Club at Hoylake, but the first official British Amateur Championship was held in