By the num­bers

Inside Golf - - Results -

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.

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