10 Facts About The Open Championship That May Surprise You

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The British Open, known as the Open Championship, is the third of four professional golf majors played throughout the year, and the only one held in Europe.

In order to better understand this historic event, we're about to lay some thought provoking facts on you. Ready to learn some key info about the Open Championship?

1. The oldest of the 4 majors

Established in 1860, this is the oldest of the four major tournaments. This year will be its 145th edition.

Prestwick Golf Club in Scotland hosted the first event but very few golfers competed. And I mean VERY, VERY few. How many to be exact?