The Open 2014: When does it start? What TV channel is it on? Who are the favourites?

Your guide to the upcoming Open at Royal Liverpool Golf Club

The Open 2014 is set to get underway this week, here we provide all the key information you need including tee-off times for the favourites, TV times and course information.

Venue: Royal Liverpool Golf Club

Defending Champion: Phil Mickelson

Date: 17 – 20 July

Coverage for the event: Live on BBC TV, BBC Radio 5 live

Course Length: 7,350 yards

Par: 72

Field strength: 156 players (152 professionals, 4 amateurs)

Last winner at Hoylake: Tiger Woods (US) in 2006

 

TV and radio coverage each day...

Thursday, 17 July: Live coverage, 09:00-20:00, BBC Two. BBC Radio 5 live coverage from 09:00-19:30.

Friday, 18 July: Live coverage, 09:00-20:05, BBC Two. Live coverage, 09:00-20:05, BBC Two

Saturday, 19 July: Live coverage, 10:00-12:00, BBC One. Live Coverage, 12:10-17:15, BBC One. Live coverage, 17:15-20:30, BBC Two. BBC Radio 5 live coverage from 11:00-19:30.

Sunday, 20 July: Live coverage, 11:00-12:00, BBC One. Live coverage, 12:10-19:00, BBC One. BBC Radio 5 live coverage from 12:45-19:30

 

Interesting facts about this year’s event...

The 143rd Open Championship will be at Royal Liverpool (Hoylake) for the 12th time in history, with the last tournament held there being in 2006.

That year, Tiger Woods finished off his second consecutive Open Championship victory with a two-shot win over Chris DiMarco.

The last back-to-back Open champion was Padraig Harrington in 2007 and 2008.

Last year, Phil Mickelson made four birdies in the last six holes, scoring a three shot victory over Henrik Stenson to secure his fifth major championship. It was third straight British Open in which the winner was 40 years or older.

 

Favourites for the Open...

1. Rory Mcilroy (Seeded 8) – Odds: 10/1

2. Adam Scott (Seeded 1) – Odds: 14/1

3. Henrik Stenson (Seeded 2) – Odds: 14/1

4. Martin Kaymar (Seeded 12) – Odds: 14/1

5. Justin Rose (Seeded 3) – Odds: 16/1

6. Tiger Woods (Seeded 7) – Odds: 16/1

7. Phil Mickelson (Seeded 13) – Odds: 20/1

8. Graeme McDowell (Seeded 17) – Odds: 22/1

9. Jason Day (Seeded 6) – Odds: 25/1

10. Jordan Spieth (Seeded 10) – Odds: 25/1

 

British interest in the Open...

Justin Rose (Eng) (Seeded 3) – Tee of time on Thursday: 14:27

Rory Mcilroy (Nir) (Seeded 8) – Tee of time on Thursday: 09:26

Graeme McDowell (Nir) (Seeded 17) – Tee of time on Thursday: 09:48

Luke Donald (Eng) (Seeded 20) – Tee of time on Thursday: 08:37

Ian Poulter (Eng) (Seeded 27) – Tee of time on Thursday: 09:37

Lee Westwood (Eng) (Seeded 32) – Tee of time on Thursday: 14:38

Stephen Gallacher (Sco) (Seeded 33) – Tee of time on Thursday: 09:59

Paul Casey (Eng) (Seeded 87) – Tee of time on Thursday: 08:53

 

Other interest...

Tiger Woods (USA) (Seeded 7) – Tee of time on Thursday: 09:04

Phil Mickelson (USA) (Seeded 13) – Tee of time on Thursday: 14:05

Adam Scott (Aus) (Seeded 1) – Tee of time on Thursday: 14:27

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