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The Open Championship PGA DFS Primer

Alisha takes a first look at the course, field, and more for this week’s Open Championship.

HOYLAKE, ENGLAND - APRIL 19: A view of the Claret Jug in front of the clubhouse at Royal Liverpool Golf Club on April 19, 2023 in Hoylake, England. (Photo by Richard Heathcote/Getty Images)

Happy Monday all! A special congrats to Rory on his win at the Scottish Open, sinking the last two in for birdie. Now we head over to Royal Liverpool Golf Club for the 2023 Open Championship. This is officially the 151st Open Championship and will be the 13th played at Royal Liverpool. Who will be the next to raise the Claret Jug in victory?

The Open Championship PGA DFS Preview

The Venue and Course Details
  • Royal Liverpool Golf Club; Hoylake, Merseyside, England
  • Par 71; 7,383 yards
  • Fairways and rough are fescue, greens are bentgrass and fescue
  • Four par threes, eleven par fours and three par fives
Past Open Championship Winners
  • 2022: Cameron Smith 268 (-20)
  • 2021: Collin Morikawa 265 (-15)
  • 2019: Shane Lowry 269 (-15) 
  • 2018: Francesco Molinari 276 (-8)
  • 2017: Jordan Spieth 268 (-12)
  • 2016: Henrik Stenson 264 (-20)
Key Stats 
  • SG: Approach
  • SG: Putting
  • Fairways Hit
  • Total Driving
  • Birdie or Better
Fun Facts
  • Rory McIlroy won this event in 2014
  • Tiger Woods won this event in 2000, 2005 and 2006
  • In 1967 De Vicenzo became the second-oldest Champion.
  • Bobby Jones won in 1930, completing the second leg of his Grand Slam.
  • The name “Claret Jug” came from the 19th-century style jug that they served claret wine in. Claret is a dry red wine produced in France’s Bordeaux region.

See you Wednesday for my full write-up and picks!