THE BRITISH OPEN
Site: Carnoustie, Scotland
Course: Carnoustie Golf Links (7,402 yards, par 71)
Purse: $10.5 million (winner's share $1,890,000)
Television: Thursday-Friday, 12:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. (Golf Channel); Saturday, 3:30-6 a.m. (Golf Channel), 6 a.m.-2 p.m. (Ch. 11); Sunday, 3:30-6 a.m. (Golf Channel), 6 a.m.-1:30 p.m. (Ch. 11).
Defending champion: Jordan Spieth
Notes: This is the eighth time the British Open goes to Carnoustie. For the past three champions at Carnoustie — Padraig Harrington in 2007, Paul Lawrie in 1999 and Tom Watson in 1975 — it was their first major championship. … Americans in their 20s have won the past five major championships, two of those by Koepka at the U.S. Open. Spieth has not won a tournament since winning last year at Royal Birkdale. … Justin Thomas, Justin Rose, Brooks Koepka and Jon Rahm all have a mathematical chance to reach No. 1 in the world this week. … Tiger Woods returns to the British Open for the first time since missing the cut at St. Andrews in 2015. … Michael Kim earned the final spot at Carnoustie by winning the John Deere Classic.
Tee times: In Scoreboard, C7