The Open Championship is an international golf competition for men, held in the United Kingdom. It is commonly known as 'The Open' or the 'British Open'. The first competition was held in the year 1860, at the Prestwick Golf Club, Scotland. It is a 72-hole tournament, played over a span of four days. The competition follows the stroke-play format. The winner of the Championship is conferred the Golf Champion Trophy which is also known as the "Claret Jug".