THE BRI­TISH OPEN IN NUM­BERS

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US$1.85mn

The to­tal prize money des­ig­nated for the win­ner. The to­tal prize pool is a cool US$10.25mn.

156

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.

25

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.

7,156

The to­tal yardage of the course. That is 34 yards shorter than for last year's cham­pi­onship at Royal Troon in Scot­land.

25

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.

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