ST. ANDREWS, Scotland (AP) – British Open golf championship facts and figures:

Event: 150th Open Championship.

Appointment: July 14-17.

To place: St. Andrews (old course).

Length: 7,313 yards.

By: 72.

Field: 156 players.

Play-off (if necessary): 3 holes, cumulative score.

Prize money: $14 million.

Winner’s share: $2.5 million.

Defending Champion: Collin Morikawa.

Last year: Collin Morikawa won his second major in as many years with a dynamic short game for a two-stroke victory over Jordan Spieth as the British Open returned after two years due to the COVID-10 pandemic.

Last time in St. Andrews: In Monday’s first finish since 1988 due to rain and wind delays, Zach Johnson won a three-way playoff series over Marc Leishman and Louis Oosthuizen. Jordan Spieth bogeyed on the 17th hole and missed the playoffs by one shot, ending his Grand Slam bid.

British Open Champions at St. Andrews: Tom Kidd (1873), Bob Martin (1876, 1885), Jamie Anderson (1879), Robert Ferguson (1882), Jack Burns (1888), Hugh Kirkaldy (1891), JH Taylor (1895, 1900), James Braid (1905 , 1910), Jock Hutchison (1921), Bobby Jones (1927), Denny Shute (1933), Dick Burton (1939), Sam Snead (1946), Peter Thomson (1955), Bobby Locke (1957), Kel Nagle (1960 ), Tony Lema (1964), Jack Nicklaus (1970, 1978), Seve Ballesteros (1984), Nick Faldo (1990), John Daly (1995), Tiger Woods (2000, 2005), Louis Oosthuizen (2010), Zach Johnson (2015).

Tiger Tales: Tiger Woods is playing his third major of the year. He finished 47th in the Masters and made the PGA Championship cut, then retired after the third round. He won the British Open twice at St. Andrews.

Saudi League: There are 23 players on the pitch who played in the last Saudi-funded LIV Golf series.

Key stat: The last five majors have been won by five different players in their twenties, the longest such streak in major championship history.

Outstanding: The last 10 times at the British Open have seen as many champions in their 40s as in their 20s.

Quote-worthy: “I don’t think there’s a greater achievement in golf than winning an Open Championship at St. Andrews.” – Jon Rahm.

Television (every hour CDT): Thursday to Friday12:30 a.m. to 3:00 a.m. (Peacock), 3:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. (USA Network), 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. (Peacock); Saturday4 a.m. to 6 a.m. (USA Network), 6 a.m. to 2 p.m. (NBC); Sunday3 a.m. to 6 a.m. (USA Network), 6 a.m. to 1 p.m. (NBC).

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