Number of players who have won the British Open at St. Andrews’ Old Course who are entered in this week’s Senior British Open, which makes its first visit to the “Home of Golf.” Nick Faldo (1990) and John Daly (1995) hoisted the Claret Jug at St. Andrews. They will be among seven former British Open champions playing in the senior edition (tee times).
Number of Americans entered in this week’s Ladies Scottish Open at Gullane (Scotland) Golf Club (tee times). Cristie Kerr, who is No. 14 in the Rolex Rankings, is the highest-ranked American in the field, followed by No. 18 Michelle Wie. The top two U.S. players – No. 5 Lexi Thompson and No. 8 Jessica Korda – are not entered. The LPGA will remain in the British Isles for next week’s Ricoh Women’s British Open at Royal Lytham & St. Annes in England.
Number of years since a Canadian has won the Canadian Open, which begins today at Glen Abbey Golf Club in Oakville, Ontario. Among the 21 Canadians entered, Adam Hadwin, at No. 55 in the Official World Golf Ranking, will be the top contender to end the streak. The late Pat Fletcher, who was born in England but became a naturalized Canadian citizen, won the 1954 Canadian Open (tee times).