The Open Championship – 10 Vital Statistics


10. Tiger Woods won the Open the last time it came to Royal Liverpool, in 2006. The American finished 18 under par and is 21.00 to reclaim the title.

9. 2013 US Open champion Justin Rose has missed the cut in three of his last four Open outings. The 33-year-old is 4.00 to place 1-5 this weekend.

8. Rose won the Scottish Open title last weekend to add to his National win at Congressional last month. He is 15.00 favourite to win the Open.

7. Defending Open champion Phil Mickelson also claimed the Scottish Open in 2013 before going on to win his fifth Major at Muirfield. Mickelson finished tied 22nd at Hoylake in 2006 and is 23.00 to win.

6. Adam Scott has won just one PGA tournament this year – Texas’ Crowne Plaza in May – but also has five additional top-10 finishes on the Tour. The Australian is 4.50 to place.

Watch Tiger Woods win the 2006 Open Championship the last time it was at Hoylake:

5. Rory McIlroy has finished outside the top 20 in each of his last three Open tournaments since tying third in 2010. The Northern Irishman is 17.00 to win.

4. 2012 champion Ernie Els has won just one Tour title since his victory at St Annes, the 2013 BMW International Open in Germany. Els is 81.00 to win the Claret Jug a third time.

3. Swede Henrik Stenson is yet to win a Major trophy, despite tying fourth at the US Open this year and finishing second and third respectively at the 2013 Open and PGA Championship. Stenson is 17.00 to win.

2. Graeme McDowell has missed the cut in three of his last seven majors: form stretching back to a tied-fifth finish at the 2012 Open. McDowell is 2.20 to make the top 20.

1. Sergio Garcia’s last Tour win was at the Qatar Masters in January, his first title of any sorts since August 2012 (Wyndham Championship). Garcia is 26.00 to win his first major.

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