American Mark O'Meara, the winner at Birkdale in 1998, hit the first tee shot but ended up with a quadruple-bogey eight.
The new deal comes after Antonio Conte won the English top flight in May in his first season in charge at the club.
Winning his home grand prix for the fifth time on the weekend took him level with Formula 1 racing legends Alain Prost and Jim Clark.
The world's top-ranked golfer will begin his Open Championship bid paired with Northern Ireland's Rory McIlroy and South Africa's Charles Schwartzel.
Roger Federer writes another all-time tennis record as he wins an eighth Wimbledon title on Sunday, dismantling occasionally tearful opponent Marin Cilic 6-3, 6-1, 6-4.
Garbine Muguruza won her second grand slam title in just over a year with a 7-5, 6-0 defeat of Venus Williams for a first Wimbledon title on Saturday.
Williams, who is chasing a sixth trophy on the grass of the All England club, will face the world No. 15.
The current boom in women's golf in the country has been a long time coming.
Roger Federer put on a classic display with a crushing 6-4, 6-2, 7-6 (7-4) defeat of Milos Raonic on Wednesday, as the Swiss icon's goal of an eighth Wimbledon title moves closer.
The two cities first have to decide between themselves who hosts which Games -- and they both want 2024.