Ahead of the Open Championship, which gets started next Thursday, July 16, past winners described the feeling of holding the Claret Jug. Jack Nicklaus, Tiger Woods, Arnold Palmer, Gary Player, Lee Trevino, Greg Norman, and others explain why its one of the most special prizes in sports.
This quote specifically probably captures best just how special this trophy is, and comes at about the 58-second mark from Gary Player.
“Well, if I had to choose between [the Claret Jug] and my wife… I’d miss her.”
Let’s hope his wife doesn’t see this one.