The (British) Open Championship Trivia
- The first Open was held at Prestwick in 1860, with a field of just eight players.
- The largest margin of victory in the British Open was
13 strokes by Old Tom Morris in 1862.
- The record for the most victories is six, by Harry Vardon. He won in 1896, 1898, 1899, 1903, 1911 and 1914.
- The oldest winner was Old Tom Morris, who won in 1867, aged 46 years and 99 days.
- The youngest winner was Young Tom Morris, who won in 1868, aged 17 years 5 months 8 days. Young Tom Morris was also the youngest competitor when he competed in the event in 1865, aged 14 years 4 months, 25 days.
- The oldest competitor was
Gene Sarazen, who was aged 74 years, 4 months, 9 days in 1976.
- The only time the Open was only played outside England and Scotland was 1951, at Royal Portrush Golf Club, County Antrim, Northern Ireland. The tournament returned to here in 2019.
- The 2020 Open Championship was canceled due to the coronavirus, the first time the event has been canceled since WWII.
- The 2022 event was the 150th edition of the championships, which started in 1860, 162 years previously.