By the numbers
INSIDE GOLF looks at the facts and figures of the 140th Open Championship at Royal St George’s. 1 player, Retief Goosen, withdrew from the Open because of a back injury. The twotime US Open champion pulled out after carded a 76 in the first round. 2 amateurs made the Open Championship cut – England’s Tom Lewis and American Peter Uihlein. Lewis finished in a tied for 39th and Uihlein in a tie for 48th. 5 Australians – Richard Green, Adam Scott, Jason Day, Robert Allenby and Matt Miller – made the cut. 7 Australians – Rick Kulacz, Bryden Macpherson, Geoff Ogilvy, Kurt Barnes, Brad Kennedy, Aaron Baddeley and Nathan Green – missed the cut. 22 countries teed off in the 140th Open Championship – seven dropped out after the cut was made. 28 Americans made the Open Championship cut – 19 more than the next best, England. 29 the number of shots between Open Champion Darren Clarke and last placegetter Jung-Gon Hwang of South Korea. 42 is the age of the Open Championship winner Darren Clarke of Northern Ireland. 68 the best final round score was recorded by Phil Mickelson and Sergio Garcia. 64 of the 71 players who made the cut finished with an over-par total. 84 players f ailed to make t he Open Championship cut. 87 the highest score recorded in the Open was by Craig Hinton of England in the second round. 143 was the maximum score (three-over-par) needed to play on the weekend. 275 was the number of shots Open champion Darren Clarke took at Royal St George’s. 1,367,333 the number of dollars Darren Clarke banked after winning the 140th Open Championship.