The 2012 edition of The Open Championship will begin today at Royal Lytham & St. Annes Golf Club in Lytham St. Annes, Lancashire, England. The course first hosted the tournament in 1926; this is the 11th time as the host course. The last time it was played at this course was in 2001 when American David Duval won the event.
Darren Clarke is the defending champion having won last year’s Open. International players have won four of the last five tournaments (Stewart Cink was the last American to win The Open Championship; he won in 2009).
Following are six stats you might not know about the last 10 The Open Championship tournaments.