DID YOU KNOW – FACTS ABOUT ROYAL LIVERPOOL AND THE 143rd OPEN CHAMPIONSHIP
• Royal Liverpool Golf Club will be staging its 12th Open Championship. The first was in 1897 and won by amateur Harold Hilton and last was by Tiger Woods in 2006.
• Tiger Woods will be aiming to become the first player to win The Open Championship twice at Royal Liverpool.
• Royal Liverpool was the venue for the first player from Continental Europe to win The Open Championship. In 1907 Arnaud Massy from France beat J H Taylor by two shots.
• Royal Liverpool witnessed the first Argentine to win a Major Championship, Roberto de Vicenzo in 1967. Aged 44 years and 93 days he became the second oldest winner in Open Championship history.
• Tiger Woods’ victory in 2006 was his second consecutive Open Championship victory. He became the first player to win back-to-back Opens’ since Tom Watson in 1982-83.
• Fred Daly won in 1947 at Royal Liverpool. He became the first Irish player to win a Major Championship.
• Australian Peter Thomson won The Open Championship for the third consecutive year in 1956, when the event was held at Royal Liverpool. He became the first player to achieve the feat since Bob Ferguson in 1882.
• Royal Liverpool was established in 1869 and given Royal Patronage in 1871.
• The course for the 2014 Open measures 54 yards longer than it did in 2006. There have been some slight changes to the course. In all there are 82 bunkers on the course.