The 50-year-old Englishman won the British Senior Open at Carnoustie on his tournament debut.
Graduated from the University of Guelph with a Masters degree in English after completing his BA at the University of Waterloo. Previously worked for Today’s Golfer and Golf Monthly magazines in the UK. Has written for every major British newspaper, including The Guardian, The Telegraph, The Times, The Independent and The Observer. Has worked at Golfweek since 1994 covering the European Tour and British amateur golf. Has passed the R&A Rules exam. Has penned six books on golf, including a collection of short stories entitled Broken Fairways. Belongs to a unique golf club that plays 72 holes in one day every April, walking and carrying their clubs. A member of Woburn Golf Club where he mostly plays with his dog Izzy. Oh, and Tait would rather walk than ride in a cart any day.
Stories by Alistair Tait
The Frenchman turned 50 on May 29 and will make his European senior debut at the Scottish course with which he is inextricably linked.
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