The last time The Open was at Royal Portrush was in 1951, when Max Faulkner won his only Major title.

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Open Championship Leaderboard 2019 – Live Scores From Royal Portrush

Dates: 18-21 July
Venue: Royal Portrush
TV Coverage: Live on Sky Sports Thursday – Sunday – Highlights on BBC

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The 148th Open will be played over the stunning Royal Portrush course.

Royal Portrush is the only venue on The Open Championship’s circuit in Ireland.

It will host the tournament for only the second time in its history. Englishman Max Faulkner won it in 1951.

This year will see Francesco Molinari try to defend the Claret Jug.

The Italian started three shots back of a quarter of Americans, including defending champion Jordan Spieth. Molinari didn’t bogey any of his final 37 holes on his way to his first major.

All the biggest names in golf will be in attendance, with Rory McIlroy desperate to win on home soil, Justin Rose looking to win his first Open and Tiger Woods looking to have more success in the event.

The Open is a sell out this year, with the crowds likely to be huge and so is the prize money.

This year’s tournament will offer a purse of $10.75m, up $250,000 on last year.

The winner’s cheque has also had an increase on last year.

Francesco Molinari won $1.89m at Carnoustie and this year’s champion will pocket just a bit more than that with the winner at Portrush taking home $1,935,000.

The winner’s prize has steadily risen to just short of $2million over the past 5 years.

Martin Slumbers, Chief Executive of The R&A, said, “The Open is a global sporting event and our priority is to ensure that this is reflected in the prize fund.

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The Golf Monthly crew are at Royal Portrush all week so check out the Golf Monthly website and the social media channels for all the latest.