Sam Torrance is targeting a ‘home’ victory when he returns to Turnberry. The Senior Open Championship is being held there for a record seventh time from July 26-29.
The 2002 Ryder Cup Captain was born in Largs, less than 60 miles up the Ayrshire coastline from Turnberry, and he says that the iconic Ailsa Course is one of his favourite golfing backdrops. And that’s quite a statement considering the courses he has played throughout his career.
Torrance nearly won The Senior Open Championship in 2009 when it was played at Sunningdale, the course he is a member of close to his Surrey home, finishing two shots behind winner Loren Roberts.
Torrance hopes returning to his native west coast of Scotland can inspire him again as he attempts to become the first Scot since Brian Barnes in 1995 and 1996 to win The Senior Open Championship.