The Open Championship, or simply The Open (often referred to as the British Open), is the oldest of the four major championships in professional golf.
It is the only major held outside the United States and is administered by the R&A, which is the governing body of golf.
The Open is played on the third weekend in July. It is the third major to take place each year, following the US Masters and the US Open, and precedes the USPGA Championship.
The event takes place every year on one of nine links courses in Scotland or England (the event has been held once in Northern Ireland, but Royal Portrush is no longer on the rotation).
The event is a 72-hole stroke play tournament with a cut after the first 36 holes limited to the top 70 players and ties. Uniquely among the four major championships, The Open features a four-hole play-off for all golfers tied at the end of regulation, with the play-off continuing into sudden-death holes if competitors remain tied after four holes.
There are numerous betting opportunities on The Open each year from the outright winner, each-way bets, top players from a nation including the Top Australian at each event, bets on two-balls or three-balls or on the leader after the first round and will a hole-in-one be struck. You will also find player specials
on leading names.