140TH BRITISH OPEN

When: Thursday-Sunday • Where: Royal St George's, Sandwich, England

The course: 7,211 yards, par 70 • TV: ESPN

Last year: Louis Oosthuizen of South Africa had made only one cut in his eight previous majors before blowing away his competition at St. Andrews. He closed with a 1-under -par 71 for a seven-shot victory over Lee Westwood and finished with a 16-under 272.

Last time at Royal St George's: Ben Curtis, a PGA Tour rookie who was No. 396 in the world and making his first start in a major, closed with a 2-under 69 to win by one shot over Thomas Bjorn and Vijay Singh in 2003.