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The Numbers Behind the British Open

The oldest tournament in golf, the British Open will take place at Carnoustie in Scotland between July 19 and 22

By Tom McGowan and Henrik Pettersson

Published July 20, 2018

1873

The Claret Jug is presented to the winner for the first time.

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264

The lowest four-round score, achieved by Henrik Stenson at Royal Troon in 2016.

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147

This year marks the 147th staging of the Open, with the first being held back in 1860.

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17

The age of Young Tom Morris when he won in 1868, becoming the youngest ever Open winner.

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£25

Willie Park Sr., the first Open champion, took home the Challenge Belt in 1860, then worth £25.

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17

The age of 'Young' Tom Morris when he won in 1868, becoming the youngest ever Open winner.

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6

Harry Vardon won a record six titles between 1896 and 1914.

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3

The number of times Tiger Woods has won the British Open.

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1

The number of players in the field from Iceland. Haraldur Magnus will become the first man from his country to compete in a major.

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