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BRITISH OPEN 2014: Facts and figures for golf's oldest championship

Facts and figures for the British Open golf championship:

Event: 143rd British Open

Dates: July 17-20

Site: Royal Liverpool Golf Club

Length: 7,312 yards

Par: 35-37_72

Field: 156 (152 professionals, 4 amateurs)

Prize money: 5.4 million pounds ($9.24 million)

Winner's share: 975,000 pounds ($1.67 million)

Defending champion: Phil Mickelson

Last year: Phil Mickelson delivered one of the best closing rounds in major championship history at Muirfield.

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