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History of the Open Championship

This is the 143rd Open Championship, with the first being played in 1860.

The youngest Open Championship winner is Tommy Morris Jr. (1868; 17 years, 5 months, 3 days)

The oldest Open winner is Tom Morris Sr., winning in 1867 at the age of 46 years and 99 days.

Harry Vardon owns the most victories at the Open Championship, with six (1896, 1898, 1899, 1903, 1911, 1914). The list of five-time winners includes James Braid, J.H. Taylor, Peter Thomson and Tom Watson.

Amateur winners: Bobby Jones (1926, 1927, 1930), Harold Hilton (1892, 1897), John Ball (1890).

Courses hosting the Open Championship more than once: St. Andrews (28 times), Prestwick (24), Muirfield (16), Royal St. George’s (14), Royal Lytham & St. Annes (11), Royal Liverpool/Hoylake (11), Royal Birkdale (9), Royal Troon (8), Carnoustie (7), Musselburgh (6), Turnberry (4), Royal Cinque Ports (2) andRoyal Liverpool (2).

Future Venues: 2015 (St. Andrews), 2016 (Royal Troon).

Source: PGA TOUR

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