Some Open numbers to get your teeth into:
26 – The number of countries represented by players in this year’s Championship.
22 – Players representing England in this year’s event.
28 – The lowest nine holes ever recorded in an Open Championship – Denis Durnian on the front nine at Royal Birkdale in 1983. He went on to finish in a tie for eighth that year.
3 – The number of shots that separated the top 17 players in the 2002 Open Championship at Muirfield.
21 – The number of shots that separated the top 17 players in the 1962 Open Championship at Royal Troon.
13 – After 36 holes of the 1920 Open, George Duncan was 13 strokes behind leader Abe Mitchell. After 54 holes the pair were level.
78 – The worst round scored in a post-war Open winning performance (Fred Daly at Hoylake in 1947.)
95 – The highest round I can find by a player since 1946. It was by Guy McQuitty in the 1986 Open at Turnberry.