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1928 Walter Hagen becomes the first recipient of the replica Claret Jug from the hands of the Prince of Wales, President of Royal St George's, after winning his third Open Championship - and second at Sandwich, where he had won in 1922 - by two shots from his professional arch-rival Gene Sarazen.
Bobby Jones was the last golfer to receive the original Claret Jug, first won by Young Tom Morris in 1872, at St Andrews in 1927, before the organising commitee decided that henceforth the original should be kept permanently at the R&A, and so commissioned a replica for presentation.

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