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Golf Australia Express : OTG Express 154 - The Open preview
1Players to win the Masters, US Open and Open Championship in the same year. Ben Hogan achieved the feat in 1953 (Tiger Woods won three majors in 2000 but not the Masters). 15 Aussies in the 2015 field, the most since 2009. Sydney’s Scott Arnold was the last inclusion, coming through final qualifying to make his Open debut. 6.66 Average margin in the past three Opens at St Andrews. Woods won by 8 strokes in '00 and by five in '05 with Louis Oosthuizen winning by 7 in 2010. $10m Total purse for The Open. The winner will receive $1.8 million, bringing it into line with the top payout at the other three majors. 46 The age Old Tom Morris captured the last of his four Open titles. The only 46-year-olds in this year’s field are 2011 champ Darren Clarke and Japan’s Hiroyuki Fujita. Odds for Spieth to win The Open now that Rory McIlroy isn’t in the field. The odds for Spieth to complete the set for a Grand Slam are 34/1. 7/1 Opens now held at St Andrews. Expect the 30th to be in either 2020 to keep the every-five-years rotation going or 2021 for the 150th championship. The number of holes initially comprising the Old Course. The revision to 18 holes took place in 1832, setting a worldwide standard. 22 Metres the Old Course will measure for this year’s Open (that’s 7297 yards in ‘old money’), a distance much the same as in 2010. The last time a defending champion was absent from The Open. Ben Hogan, who won the only Open he ever played, was the most recent winner not to tee it up the next year. Years since an Australian hoisted the Claret Jug. Greg Norman won in 1993 and in 1986, with Ian Baker-Finch taking the title in 1991, giving us three Opens in a seven-year stretch. 22 NO.1 Men's World Rankings US Money List LPGA Money List Presidents Cup LET Money List Women's Rankings the numb3rs 6672 1954 Rankings VIDEOS OF THE WEEK SPIETH: Perfection from the fairway WILCOX: Willing in an eagle hole-out HARMAN: Dropping in a 60-foot bomb BLASTED: Zach's air cannon distraction 29
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