The Open in Review
The 2012 edition of the Open was the second year in a row that the championship was played in England (following Royal St George's last year), which is the first time in tournament history that this has happened. Of the 141 championships contested to date, 92 have taken place in Scotland, 48 in England and one in Northern Ireland (Royal Portrush in 1951).
The number of bogeys made by Adam Scott – including four in a row to end – over the course of the final round. The talented Australian, who is still without a major championship to his name, made only four bogeys over the first three days.
The cost, in pounds sterling, to spectators for a plate of fish and chips during the Open. That amount, which equates to approximately HK$95, was decried by legendary commentator Peter Alliss as "borderline disgraceful".
Although golfers from the United Kingdom now occupy four of the top 10 spots in the world rankings, it has been this many years since a "home" player won the Open Championship. Scotland's Paul Lawrie was the last to achieve the feat when he came through a play-off to claim the Claret Jug at Carnoustie in 1999.
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