2014 The Open Championship Golf Betting

Dates: Jul. 13-20, 2014
Location: Merseyside, England
Course: Royal Liverpool
Par: 72
Length: 7,350 yd (6,721 m)
Field: 156 players
Prize fund: £5,400,000
Winner's share: £975,000

The British Open, known officially as simply “the Open Championship”, is one of the four “major” annual golf tournaments. It was first established in 1860. This year it will be held on July 13-20th and will be the 143rd edition of event.

This year the tournament will be held at the Royal Liverpool course or the Hoylake as it is known, for this event the course has gone throught some preparations. The amount of yards was increase and now it is 7,312 and play to a par of 72, 54 yards longer than in 2006. Another change on the course is the removal of several bunkers, there is a total of 82 left. Five holes have new swales around the greens to punish errant shots with more varied hazards, while broken ground has been created in the rough on a number of holes to create tougher escape shots. This will be the 12th time the Royal Liverpool Golf Club has hosted the British Open.

In order to qualify for this tourmanent players have to do it through seveal other events:

Australian Open
Joburg Open
Open Qualifying Series-Thailand
Mizuno Open
Quicken Loans National
The Greenbrier Classic
John Deere Classic
Iris Open
Open de France
Scottish Open

The British Open is the world's oldest golf championship, dating back to 1860 at Prestwick, when eight players challenged for the title links three rounds of the 12-hole course. When the Championship began, the winner was presented with the Challenge Belt, now the Claret Jug or the proper name, The Golf Champion Trophy, is presented to each year's winner of The Open Championship.

Some of the most notable winners of the British Open include Bobby Jones - the last amateur to win, Harry Vardon, Jack Nicklaus, Arnold Palmer, and Tiger Woods just to name a few. St. George was the first venue to host The Open, the last Open tournament was in 2003 and before that 1993.

2014 Schedule (US TV /all times ET)

THURSDAY, JULY 17
ESPN
4:00 AM - 3:00 PM

FRIDAY, JULY 18
ESPN
4:00 AM - 3:00 PM

SATURDAY, JULY 19
ESPN
7:00 AM - 3:00 PM

SUNDAY, JULY 20
ESPN
6:00 AM - 3PM

2014 British Open Results

Pos Player Country Score
1 Rory McIlroy  Northern Ireland 66-66-68-71=271
T2 Rickie Fowler USA 69-69-68-67=273
T2 Sergio García  Spain 68-70-69-66=273
4 Jim Furyk  USA 68-71-71-65=275
T5 Marc Leishman  Australia 69-72-70-65=276

Past Winners

Future Venues

2015 - 12-19 July, St Andrews

2016 - 10-17 July, Royal Troon

2017 - 20-23 July, Royal Birkdale

2018 - 19-22 July, Carnoustie

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