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4 Facts About the Open Championship

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The Open Championship, often referred to as The Open or the British Open, is the oldest of the four major championships in professional golf.

Golf is a club and ball sport in which players use various clubs to hit balls into a series of holes on a course in as few strokes as possible.

2016 Open Championship (The Duel at Troon) by GolfDay

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Held in the United Kingdom, it is administered by The R&A and is the only major outside the United States.

The United States of America, commonly referred to as the United States or America, is a federal republic composed of 50 states, a federal district, five major self-governing territories, and various possessions.

The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, commonly known as the United Kingdom or Britain, is a sovereign country in western Europe.

The Royal and Ancient Golf Club of St Andrews is one of the oldest and most prestigious golf clubs in the world.

Tiger Woods - The Open Championship 2005 by Michaelamos94

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The Open is currently the third major of the year, between the U.S. Open and the PGA Championship, and is played in mid-July.

The PGA Championship is an annual golf tournament conducted by the Professional Golfers' Association of America.

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The current champion is Henrik Stenson, who won the 145th Open at Royal Troon in 2016 with a record-breaking score of −20.

Henrik Olof Stenson is a Swedish professional golfer who plays both on the PGA and European Tours.

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