Skip to content


Carl’s 42nd Open Championship

Carl’s 42nd Open Championship

Carl's first Championship was the 110th Open at St. George's in 1981, which saw Bill Rogers win by 4 strokes, ahead of Bernhard Langer.

Carl’s 42nd Open Championship

Carl Biggs, a Director at PPL, has just completed his forty-second Open Championship.  During his time at university, Carl worked for a company called Creative Services, which he later joined full-time and which went on to merge with Programme Publications to form the PPL Group.

Carl’s first Championship was the 110th Open at St. George’s in 1981, which saw Bill Rogers win by 4 strokes, ahead of Bernhard Langer.

Here are some facts and figures about The Open Championships that Carl has worked at:


  • Carnoustie: 3 times
  • Muirfield: 4 times
  • Royal Birkdale: 5 times
  • Royal Liverpool: 3 times
  • Royal Lytham & St Annes: 4 times
  • Royal Portrush: 1 time
  • Royal St George’s: 6 times
  • Royal Troon: 5 times
  • St Andrews: 8 times
  • Turnberry: 3 times

Favourite Golf Courses:

  • Carnoustie Golf Links: Known for its challenging layout and punishing rough, Carnoustie is a test of skill and mental fortitude.
  • St. Andrews Links: Beyond its golfing prestige, St. Andrews is renowned for its exceptional fan experience.

Favourite Golfers:

  • Seve Ballesteros: A true trailblazer, Seve Ballesteros brought artistry and creativity to the game, inspiring generations of golfers with his imaginative shot-making and unwavering passion for golf.
  • Paul Lawrie: Renowned for his outstanding victory at the 128th Open in 1999 at Carnoustie, Paul Lawrie showcased technical brilliance, adapting his swing skilfully to weather conditions, which made him a formidable competitor.

In 2021, the R&A paid tribute to Carl’s incredible dedication and service to The Open Golf Championship by presenting him with a commemorative plate. This recognition highlights his enduring commitment to the sport and the event.

Although Carl has now given up his clubs, he was once an avid golfer with a handicap of 9.


Learn more about The PPL Groups work at The Open .