Trey Mullinax of the US during a practice round at the British Open golf championship on the Old Course at St. Andrews, Scotland, Wednesday July 13, 2022. The Open Championship returns to the home of golf on July 14-17, 2022, to celebrate the 150th edition of the sport's oldest championship, which dates to 1860 and was first played at St. Andrews in 1873. (AP Photo/Peter Morrison)

Trey Mullinax of the US throughout a follow spherical on the British Open golf championship on the Outdated Course at St. Andrews, Scotland, Wednesday July 13, 2022. The Open Championship returns to the house of golf on July 14-17, 2022, to rejoice the 150th version of the game’s oldest championship, which dates to 1860 and was first performed at St. Andrews in 1873. (AP Photograph/Peter Morrison)

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A short take a look at the British Open, which begins Thursday on the Outdated Course at St. Andrews:

Occasion: 150th Open Championship.

Website: St. Andrews (Outdated Course).

Size: 7,313 yards.

Par: 72.

Discipline: 156 gamers.

Playoff (if obligatory): three holes, combination rating.

Prize cash: $14 million.

Winner’s share: $2.5 million.

Defending champion: Collin Morikawa.

Final yr: Collin Morikawa gained his second main in as a few years with a dynamic brief recreation for a two-shot victory over Jordan Spieth because the British Open returned after two years due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Final time at St. Andrews: Within the first Monday end since 1988 due to rain and wind delays, Zach Johnson gained a three-way playoff over Marc Leishman and Louis Oosthuizen. Jordan Spieth bogeyed the 17th gap and missed the playoff by one shot, ending his bid for the Grand Slam.

Tiger Tales: Tiger Woods is taking part in his third main of the yr. He completed 47th within the Masters and made the reduce within the PGA Championship after which withdrew after the third spherical. He has gained the British Open twice at St. Andrews.

Key statistic: The final 5 majors have been gained by 5 completely different gamers of their 20s, the longest such streak in main championship historical past.

Noteworthy: The common successful rating of the final 4 Opens at St. Andrews was 16-under 272.

Quoteworthy: “I feel it is the holy grail of our sport.” — Rory McIlroy, on successful a British Open at St. Andrews.

Tv (all instances EDT): Thursday-Friday, 1:30 a.m. to four a.m. (Peacock), four a.m. to three p.m. (USA Community), three p.m. to four p.m. (Peacock); Saturday, 5 a.m. to 7 a.m. (USA Community), 7 a.m. to three p.m. (NBC); Sunday, four a.m. to 7 a.m. (USA Community), 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. (NBC).

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