Royal St Georges Lengthened for 2003 Open


The site of the 2003 British Open, Royal St. George's, has been lengthened for the upcoming Championship.
The classic links course has added 246 yards for the Open Championship and now measures 7,106 yards. Eight new tees were reconstructed and a new green was put in place at the long par-5 14th hole.
The new tees were built at the 2nd, 4th, 6th, 8th, 10th, 11th, 12th and 13th holes. At the fourth hole, 29 yards were added and it will now play as a par-5, making the course go from a par-70 to a par-71.
The 14th green will be the biggest change for players as the green was moved 43 yards further back and to the right, close to the out-of-bounds fence that runs all the way down the right side.
Two new pot bunkers have been added in the centre of the fairway 70 yards short of the green.