The Open

The Open Championship 2023: Tournament and current form stats

The 13th Open Championship at Royal Liverpool will be lucky for one player
Royal Liverpool: The new 17th

Royal Liverpool Golf Club stages the 151st Open Championship. Words and stats supplied by Andy Swales ...

  • Open returns to course where Rory 11/26.50 won in 2014

  • Tiger used driver only once during his 2006 triumph

  • Check out Open history and current form stats


Tournament Notes

• Sometimes referred to as Hoylake, Royal Liverpool Golf Club is the second oldest seaside course in England, behind Devon's Westward Ho!;

• Opened in 1869 as a nine-hole venue, the club earned its Royal status just two years later by which time it had been extended to 18 holes;

• Harry Colt, one of golf's most famous course architects, redesigned the layout early in the 20th century, and the venue has since been modified periodically;

• The Open has been played here 12 times, most recently nine years ago, when Rory McIlroy won by two strokes;

• The R&A has confirmed that the prize fund for this year's event has increased by 18% to a record total of $16.5m. The champion will receive $3m.

Course Notes

• Located at the north-west corner of the Wirral Peninsula;

• Following the 1967 Open, the championship did not return to Hoylake for another 39 years;

• When it did in 2006, winner Tiger Woods only used his driver once during the entire tournament;

• The winning 72-hole scores in 2006 and 2014, were 270 (18-under-par) and 271 (17-under-par) respectively;

• A largely flat venue that has been tweaked during the past nine years;

• There is additional bunkering, along with extended run-off areas aimed at offering a wider variety of short-game options;

• The par-three 17th is a brand new hole. At just under 140 yards, the hole has been flipped to play in a different direction than it did in either 2006 or 2014.

Stroke Averages


Lowest 12 in The Open (2016-22)
Average .... (Rounds)
69.17: Jordan Spieth (24)
69.41: Rory McIlroy (22)
69.42: Robert MacIntyre (12)
69.80: Henrik Stenson (20)
69.88: Tony Finau (24)
69.90: Xander Schauffele (20)
69.91: Tommy Fleetwood (22)
70.00: Brooks Koepka (18)
70.30: Corey Conners (10)
70.41: Dustin Johnson (22)
70.43: Patrick Cantlay (14)
70.44: Shane Lowry (18)
Min. No. of Rounds = 10
Only those entered this week are included in table

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Stroke Averages


Lowest Six on LIV Tour in 2023
Average .... (Rounds)
68.19: Cameron Smith (27)
68.22: Talor Gooch (27)
68.26: Brooks Koepka (27)
68.81: Dustin Johnson 27)
68.81: Patrick Reed (27)
69.07: Branden Grace (27)
Min. No. of Rounds = 20
Only those entered this week are included in table

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Most World Ranking Points


Top 10 in PGA Tour Strokeplay Events (Since April-1st-2023)
Points
196.85: Scottie Scheffler
181.05: Wyndham Clark
168.73: Rory McIlroy
158.25: Brooks Koepka
151.96: Viktor Hovland
143.33: Jon Rahm
105.32: Rickie Fowler
103.64: Matt Fitzpatrick
99.95: Xander Schauffele
88.59: Keegan Bradley
Only those entered this week are included in table


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