The 110th Open | 1981 Royal St George's

Rogers produces a masterclass at Sandwich

A soft spoken Texan with charm and grace, Bill Rogers proved he was a contender for the world's best golfer in 1981 with a victory in The 110th Open.

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Rogers won by four strokes after an eventful Championship at Royal St George's. The American nearly missed his tee-time on Thursday, before taking advantage of the better half of the draw to emerge triumphant.

The final round provided some scares, but eventually Rogers emerged as the Champion. The Open in 1981 was one of seven international victories that year for the Waco native, with Tom Watson the only player ranking higher on the Mark McCormack's world golf rankings.

Listen to Rogers tell his story here in our full Bill Rogers - Tales of The Open episode.