Rory McIlroy's stunning victory at Royal Liverpool is captured in full in The Open Championship 2014, the official story of last summer's version of the golf's oldest championship. McIlroy led from start to finish playing some of the finest golf ever seen but still had to fight off the challenges of Sergio Garcia and Rickie Fowler on a dramatic final day. "This is the one you really want," said the Northern Irishman on receiving the historic Claret Jug. His victory made him the third player to win three different major championships by the age of 25 and was the centrepiece of a wonderful season that saw him re-established as the undisputed world No 1. With commentaries from leading golf writers and illustrated by the superb photography of the Getty Images golf team, The Open Championship 2014 is an essential souvenir for all those who were present to see history made at Hoylake and the millions who watched around the world on television.
The Open Championship 2014 is the annual of the Championship Committee of the The R&A and is the official record. This is the 31st book in the series founded in 1984. Contributors to The Open Championship 2014 include some of the most respected writers on the game of golf. Andy Farrell brings all the action to life in his daily reports, while Peter Dixon experiences a new perspective on The Open thanks to an on-site technological revolution; Alistair Tait explores the Italian connection at Hoylake; Lewine Mair follows the local factory worker fulfilling his dream of playing in The Open; Art Spander reflects on the return to Hoylake of Tiger Woods; and John Hopkins explains how the new Champion, Rory McIlroy, is leading golf into a new age of splendour. The stunning photography featured in this book is provided by the team from Getty Images, led by David Cannon and Andrew Redington, and including more of the game's most prominent photographers whose work is published and admired worldwide.