THE BRITISH OPEN IN NUMBERS
The total prize money designated for the winner. The total prize pool is a cool US$10.25mn.
The total number of players in the field. Five of those due to start in Thursday's first round are amateurs, while 38 players are making their debut at the British Open.
The number of countries represented in the field. The US is the best represented with 52 players - a third of the total - while 38 come from the UK.
The total yardage of the course. That is 34 yards shorter than for last year's championship at Royal Troon in Scotland.
The number of years since there was last an English winner of the Claret Jug, going back to when Nick Faldo won it for the third time at Muirfield in 1992.