Top 10 Brits

The British may have invented the game, but they've hardly been excelling at in recent times – particularly in the majors. Mak Lok-lin trawls through the archives to discover who really were the finest golfers from these windswept isles

 “The British Are Coming!” screamed the headline in Archie Albatross’ Masters betting round up in the April 2010 issue of HK Golfer. Indeed, at the halfway stage Archie's picks of Lee Westwood and Ian Poulter were sitting at the top of the leaderboard and he was looking like a genius. Sadly, as so often in the recent past, the Brits faded when it mattered most, and the United Kingdom was left waiting for their first major champion since Paul Lawrie somehow managed to swipe the Claret Jug away from Jean Van de Velde at the 1999 Open. As I pondered this eleven year drought, my mind turned to those halcyon days when British players did indeed rule the golfing world...