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British Open Preview: If Anyone’s Left To Play

Tournament: The Open Championship, July 15-18, 2021

Course: Royal St. George’s GC, par 70, 7,211 yards. Just southeast of London, near the shores of the English Channel. Nearby? The town of Sandwich.

Purse: $11.5 million in total, $2,070,000 to the winner

Defending Champ: Shane Lowry in 2019. The 2020 edition was canceled due to COVID-19. This was the only major tournament in 2020 not to be rescheduled for later in the year. But in 2019, it was all about the portly Irishman. Mostly due to the fact the Open was contested in Ireland for the first time, at Royal Portrush.