When, where: Thursday-Sunday, Royal St. George's Golf Club, Sandwich,
Course facts: 7,211 yards, par 70. The Open's first venue outside Scotland has hosted the championship 13 times.
Format: 72 holes, stroke play. Field cut after 36 holes to top 70 and ties. Four-hole playoff, if necessary, immediately after final round.
Field: 156 players (149 pros, 5 amateurs). Openings remain for the highest top-five finisher not yet qualified at both the
Purse: $8.03 million at current exchange rates ($1.44 million to winner).
St. Andrews, seven strokes ahead of
Last time at Royal St. George's: Ben Curtis in 2003 became the first man since Francis Ouimet at the 1913