16 Facts About The Open Championship

1. Qatar Total The Open Championship will witness the return of its 2016 champion and runner up, Carla Suarez Navaro and Jelena Ostapenko.

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2. The Open Championship Qualifying Series consists of 11 events from the six major tours and the Korean Tour.

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3. The Open Championship is likely to receive a winner's bonus from his sponsors.

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4. The Open Championship is recognised as one of the four major championships in golf, and is an official event on the PGA Tour, European Tour, and the Japan Golf Tour.

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5. The Open Championship will nearly always pose for photos with the trophy sitting on one of the distinctive pot bunkers.

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6. The Open Championship finished tied for fourth as Zach Johnson became champion.

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7. The Open Championship went on to win again back to back in 2005 and 2006 to bring his total to three wins.

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8. The Open Championship was 10 strokes behind the leader going into the final round, a record for all majors.

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9. The Open Championship ended up triple bogeying after finding the Barry Burn, and Scotman Paul Lawrie, ranked 241st in the world, ended up winning in a playoff.

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10. The Open Championship would go on to win three Opens, and was the first continental European to win since Arnaud Massy in 1907.

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11. The Open Championship returned after the war to StAndrew's, with a victory for American Sam Snead.

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12. The Open Championship returns to Carnoustie for the eighth time, last doing so back in 2007 when Padraig Harrington beat Sergio Garcia in a play-off.

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13. The Open Championship Qualifying Series 2019 will see players qualify for Royal Portrush.

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14. The Open Championship began paying in US dollars in 2017, subsequent figures in pounds are rounded estimates.

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15. The Open Championship is a 72-hole stroke play tournament contested over four days, Thursday through Sunday.

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16. The Open Championship was first played on 17 October 1860 at Prestwick Golf Club in Scotland.

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