141st British Open
When/where: Thursday-July 22; Royal Lytham & St. Annes, Lytham St. Annes, England
Course: Par 70, 7,086 yards
Field: 156 (154 professionals, 2 amateurs)
Purse: About $7.75 million (winner's share about $1.4 million)
Defending champion: Darren Clarke
Last time at Lytham: David Duval started the final round in a four-way tie for the lead and closed with 4-under 67 to capture his first and only major championship at 10-under 274. He won by three over Niclas Fasth.
Notable: Lytham & St. Annes is the only links on the Open rotation that begins with a par 3 and ends with six successive par 4s. It is the only links with no open views of the sea, protected on three sides by houses.
Key statistic: The past 15 majors have been won by 15 different players, the second-longest streak since the Masters began in 1934.
Television: ESPN — Thursday and Friday, 5 a.m.; Saturday, 7 a.m.; Sunday, 6 a.m.