It’s going to be huge! The Open Championship begins on July 14, as Zach Johnson aims to recapture the title he won so convincingly last year. But what do you know about the British golf major? Click here to find out!
The Open Championship starts July 14, and will attract the best golfers in the world, including Rory McIlroy, 27, Jordan Spieth, 22, and Dustin Johnson, 32. Last year’s winner Zach Johnson, 40, will also be in the running, but what is the British major that everyone’s so excited about? Click down to learn some fun facts!
Where is The Open Championship being held?
This year The Open Championship is taking place at the very prestigious Royal Troon Club in South Ayrshire, Scotland.
When was The Open Championship Set Up And By Who?
The Open was first played on October 17 in 1860 at the Prestwick Golf Club in Scotland, the birthplace of golf! It is the oldest major in the world. James Ogilvie Fairlie was the man responsible for setting all up, so we have him to thank!
Who recorded The Tournament Record Store?
The best aggregate score was recorded by Greg Norman with 267 in 1993. Tiger Woods scored the best to par of -19 back in 2000. Can those records be bettered this year?
That has to go to the legend that is Jack Nicklaus! He finished runner-up an incredible seven times, but he has lifted the trophy three times as well, so it’s not all bad!
Who’s Won The Most Open Championships?
It’s not Tiger, not Jack and it isn’t Greg! So, who it you ask? That honor goes to Harry Vardon, who has been Open Championship winner 6-times. His first was in 1896 and his final one was in 1914.
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