Did You Know? The Open Championship
With 154 years of competition, 14 different courses and thousands of golf’s greatest players, The Open Championship has a history unlike any other.
This year, the competition will be held at the Royal Liverpool Golf Club, often referred to as Hoylake, in northwest England. This is the twelfth time The Open Championship will be played there, the last time being 2006 when Tiger Woods took home the title. Woods will return this year, along with Keegan Bradley, Phil Mickelson, Rory McIlroy, Graeme McDowell and many more of your favorite players.
See who claims the coveted Claret Jug on July 20th and in the meantime, test your knowledge with our trivia questions, courtesy of The Open Championship.
Which course has hosted The Open Championship more than any other?
St. Andrews: 27
Which course is the longest in Open history?
Carnoustie: 2007, 7,421 yards
Who overcame the largest deficit to win The Open?
After 18 holes: Harry Vardon, 1896, 11 strokes behind the leader
After 36 holes: George Duncan, 1920, 13 strokes behind the leader
After 54 holes: Paul Lawrie, 1999, 10 strokes behind the leader
Which competitor has the most top-five finishes?
J.H. Taylor, Jack Nicklaus, Harry Vardon, James Braid
Who are the known youngest and oldest competitors ever to play in The Open?
Tommy Morris Jr.: 1865, 14 years 4 months 25 days
Tom Morris Sr.: 1896 74 years, 11 months, 24 days
Who won The Open by the biggest margin?
Tom Morris Sr.: 1862, 13 strokes
Whose victories have spanned three decades?
Harry Vardon: 1896, 1898 & 1899/ 1903/ 1911 & 1914
J.H Taylor: 1894 & 1895/1900 & 1909/ 1913
Gary Player: 1959/ 1968/ 1974
Who is the youngest winner of The Open Championship?
Tommy Morris Jr.: 1868, 17 years 5 months 3 days
Which player scored an albatross at Turnberry in 2009?
Paul Lawrie: 7th hole, 4th round
Which two players have scored hole-in-ones at the 7th hole at Muirfield since 1981?
Billy Andrade: 1987, 4th round
Paul McGinley: 1992, 1st round
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