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Key statistic: Every winner of the British Open at Muirfield after World War II is in the World Golf Hall of Fame.

Noteworthy: The British Open is the only major that has not had a winner from the top 10 in the world ranking over the last five years.

Quoteworthy: “For some reason, great players play great there.” _ Lee Trevino on Muirfield.

Television (all times EDT): Thursday and Friday, 5 a.m. to 3 p.m., ESPN. Saturday, 7 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., ESPN. Sunday, 6 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., ESPN.