"I mean, look at the list of past champions, the number of Hall of Famers that have won here,'' said Tiger Woods earlier this week.

OK, we will look.

Woods is onto something. Muirfield has played host to 15 Open Championships and produced 13 champions. Of the 13 champions, 11 are in the World Golf Hall of Fame and 12 have won multiple major championships.

Nicklaus, Hagen, Player, Trevino, Watson, Faldo, Vardon, Els. Muirfield does not produce fluke championships. If the past is any indicator, one of golf's best will claim the Claret Jug come Sunday.

From a popular film character to a nude model, here are the past champions at Muirfield.

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