2017 British OpenJuly 11, 2017

Back to Birkdale!

What you need to know about this year's Open Championship venue
Royal Birkdale par 4 eighth hole
Photo by David Cannon/Getty ImagesThe par-4 eighth hole features Royal Birkdale's signature dunes with the art deco clubhouse in the background.

Royal Birkdale gets its 10th Open Championship July 20-23, nine years after 500-to-1 shot Greg Norman, then 53, held a one-stroke lead with nine to play before a 77 opened the way for Padraig Harrington's second of three major championships. Harrington's final-round 69 was one of only 21 rounds in the 60s all week, versus 39 rounds in the 80s, including an 89 by John Daly. A decade earlier, Daly needed a bogey at the par-4 18th to make the cut in the '98 Open but took five swings to escape a fairway bunker and made a 10. Beware, everybody.


TELEVISION (ALL TIMES EASTERN)
July 20 1:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., Golf Channel
July 21 1:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., Golf Channel
July 22 4:30-7 a.m., Golf Channel; 7 a.m. to 3 p.m., NBC
July 23 4-7 a.m., Golf Channel; 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. NBC

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