The Open Championship - 10 Vital Statistics


10. Jordan Spieth could make history as the first player to win the first three majors in one season since Ben Hogan in 1953. The Masters and US Open champion is 6.50 to win the Open.

9. American Spieth has won his last two tournaments — the US Open and John Deere Classic — to bring his year total to four titles. He is 2.38 to finish in the top five.

8. Dustin Johnson is second favourite to win the title at St Andrews after carding within the top six in three of his last five major outings. Johnson boasts the WGC-Cadillac Championship title to his name this year and is 13.00 to win.

7. Rickie Fowler won the Scottish Open at Gullane last weekend to add to his Players Championship title in May. The 26-year-old has finished second in two of his last five major outings and is 18.00 to win.

6. Tiger Woods has twice won the Open title at St Andrews (in 2000 and 2005) while South American Louis Oosthuizen claimed victory in 2010. Woods is 2.38 to make the top 20.

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5. Only three Englishman have ever won the Open at St Andrews — JH Taylor (1895, 1900), Dick Burton (1939) and Nick Faldo (1990). Justin Rose is England’s favourite at 23.00 to win.

4. Luke Donald has carded eight consecutive rounds in the 60s heading into the Open at St Andrews. The Englishman is 17.00 to place 1-5.

3. Matt Kuchar boasts the second-best one-putt percentage on the PGA Tour this season (44.27%), slightly ahead of Spieth (44.01%). Kuchar is 51.00 to win the title.

2. Sergio Garcia, meanwhile, has made the most consecutive cuts on the PGA Tour this season (11). The Spaniard is 41.00 to lead after round one.

1. Since the turn of the millennium, no player outside of these four nations: America (8 times), South Africa (3), Northern Ireland (2) and Ireland (2), have won the Open Championship. Swede Henrik Stenson is 8.00 to finish as the top European player.