Monday 25 September 2017

'Home of Golf' St Andrews to host British Open in 2015

The British Open will return to the 'home of golf' in 2015 when the championship is played at St Andrews.

It will be the 29th time that golf's oldest Major has been held over the Old Course. It was last held there a year ago when South Africa's Louis Oosthuizen won by seven shots.

"St Andrews has proved time and again that it is perfectly equipped to host The Open," said R&A's chief executive Peter Dawson. "Players, spectators and officials alike will welcome a return to the game's spiritual home."

British Open champions who have won at St Andrews include Tiger Woods, Jack Nicklaus, Seve Ballesteros and Nick Faldo.

This year's championship, won by Dungannon's Darren Clarke, was held at Royal St George's. Next year's takes place at Royal Lytham & St Annes, with the 2013 version at Muirfield and Royal Liverpool hosting in 2014.

The 2015 edition, which will be the 144th championship, will take place from July 16-19.

Irish Independent

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