July, 19, 2006
Hoylake is more than just a golf course. It's history. History that's been out of sight since 1967. Think of it in terms of legendary Lambeau Field -- if the last game played on that famous piece of Green Bay turf was the Ice Bowl, the 1967 championship game between the Packers and Cowboys.

The links land of Royal Liverpool is the third oldest in all of England (dating back to 1869) and responsible for giving birth to such things as the British Amateur and the Walker Cup.

It also has quite a professional pedigree as well, having staged the first pro tournament in 1872 (won by Young Tom Morris) and 10 times, before this year, playing host to the Open championship.

John Anderson

SportsCenter anchor
John Anderson joined ESPN in June 1999 as an ESPNEWS anchor and now anchors SportsCenter. Prior to ESPN, Anderson was a weekend sports anchor/reporter in Phoenix, Ariz. and Tulsa, Okla. Anderson, a native of Green Bay, Wis., won the Outstanding Sports Feature Reporting Award in 1994 and 1995; in 1997, he received the Associated Press Television Award in Arizona for outstanding performance in broadcast journalism. In 2003, he co-wrote a book with golfer Chi Chi Rodriguez, "Chi Chi's Golf Games You Gotta Play."