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NO.1 Men's World Rankings US Money List LPGA Money List Order of Merit LET Money List Women's Rankings Latest Rankings & Money Lists STROKE average the par-4 11th hole at Troon, named “Railway”, played to in 2004, making it the toughest hole all week. That ranking will likely be duplicated this year. 4.41 STAGINGS of this great major, dating back to Willie Park Snr’s Open victory in 1860. On 12 occasions The Open was skipped, 11 due to war and one (1871) because no trophy was available. 145 TOTAL prizemoney in millions on offer this year (in British pounds), an increase of £200,000. The victor will receive £1,175,000, however the recent plunge in the value of the pound means non-British players will see their bounty convert to a lower sum in other currencies compared to 2015. 6.5 TIMES Royal Troon has hosted the Open Championship. St Andrews (29) has staged the most, followed by Prestwick (24), Muirfield (16), Royal St George’s (14), Royal Liverpool (12), Royal Lytham & St Annes (11) and Royal Birkdale (also nine). 9 AREA in square metres (420 square feet) of Troon’s tiny 8th green, aptly named the “Postage Stamp”. 39 THE year The Open first resolved a tie via a four-hole playoff. Mark Calcavecchia thwarted two Australians, Wayne Grady and Greg Norman, in an extra-time tiebreaker at a sunbaked Troon. 1989 COURSES at Royal Troon Golf Club. The Open is held on the Old course with the adjoining Portland course, which receives little if any attention, situated across Crosbie Rd. 2 METRES longer the course will measure this year than in 2004 when The Open was last held at Troon. The layout will stretch to 6,575 metres this week. 14 thenumbers YEARS since Troon was afforded its ‘Royal’ moniker, given to coincide with the club’s centenary. Prior to 1978, it was referred to either as just Troon or Old Troon. 38
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