The British Open - Where Did They Study?

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The 142nd British Open tee’d off at sun drenched Muirfield yesterday, with a large amount of American college alumni dominating the leader-board after the 1st round of play. In fact, 8 players sitting in the top 10 at the start of play today are all U.S golf scholarship recipients.
Where did they go to college? Zach Johnson – Drake University   Shiv Kapur – Purdue University   Dustin Johnston – Coastal Carolina University   Brandt Snedeker – Vanderbilt University   Tom Lehman – University of Minnesota   Jordan Spieth – University of Texas   Darren Clarke – Wake Forrest University   Martin Laird (currently tied 10th place as this post goes live) - Colorado State University FirstPoint USA alumni and Jacksonville State "Gamecock", Daniel Willet, will be looking to improve on his first British Open appearance, in 2011, when he made the cut finishing 72nd. 8 Claret Jugs from the last 13 years have gone to players holding an American college degree Darren Clarke – Winner at Royal St George in 2011 - Wake Forrest University Stewart Cink – Winner at Turnberry in 2009 – Georgia Tech University Tiger Woods – Winner in 2006, 2005 and 2000 – Stanford University Todd Hamilton – Winner at Royal Troon in 2004 – University of Oklahoma Ben Curtis – Winner in 2003 at Royal St George – Kent State University David Duval – 2001 winner – Georgia Tech University

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