The 151st Open Championships, to crown the “Champion of Golf” tees off Thursday at the Royal Liverpool Golf Course.
The Open, perhaps better known in Pennsylvania as the British Open, is the last of the four golf majors this season. It is the first time since 2014 Royal Liverpool has hosted the Open. With its links design, blustery conditions and unique layout, it’s a challenge for the best on the PGA and LIV Tours.
Last year Australian Cameron Smith took home the Claret Jug with a fantastic -20 over the four days at St. Andrews, edging Cameron Young by a stroke.
Harry Vardon has the most Open Championship titles with six, but he played back when the clubs were made of wood and the ball stuffed with cotton. His last title was 1914. Four other players have five titles each, with the best-known being Tom Watson, whose last title was in 1983.