haha thats a good point I never even thought about it. The trouble is they all have too big an ego to accept that ours is the original and the best, they therefore call it the British open as that deems their competition THE open. Now you have brought it to my attention that will probably annoy me as well, its one of those little irritating things that makes no odds but frustrates nonetheless.
It may well be done because some of the fans are so dumb that they didn't realise there were two open championships so they may get confused that two players are announced as open champion! They have to make a clear differentiation between the two.
My wife is so fed up hearing me going on about The "British" Open that she just rolls her eyes whenever the commentators say it. She just waits for the inevitable rant.
Also, I feel quite strongly that Padraig Harrington should be announced onto the tee as The Champion Golfer Of The Year
Are we not being a bit precious here ? I know its THE open - You know its THE open and personally ( and i say this knowing i'm going to get shot down in flames ) i couldn't give a monkeys what the Yanks call it .
Remember , this is a country that has an in-house WORLD SERIES where baseball is concerned.
There are a lot more things in the world at the moment that i can think of , that would make me angry. Not a mis-pronounciation of The worlds best golf competition.
It is THE OPEN, there is no other it is not our National Open. We have English,Welsh,Scottish,Irish Opens. Other Nations have Opens too,like the truly amazing spectacle we watched over the last 5 days but they are not THE OPEN.
This tournament has,is and always will be THE OPEN because it was the first truly open competition available to pro and amateur alike.