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Top golfers converge on Scotland for The Open - 7 months ago, 12 July 19:00

By: Charles Gacheru

Next week, the world’s top golfers, and Tiger Woods, will meet at Carnoustie, Scotland for the 147th edition of the Open Championship. The Open, as it is simply referred to, is the third Major of the year, following the Masters in April and the US Open in June. The PGA Championship, played in August is the last Major of the year.

While all other golf Majors change venues from year to year, the Masters is hosted exclusively at Augusta National in Georgia, Atlanta. The Open has been hosted on 14 different courses, 10 of which remain on the “Open rota” and it is regarded as a privilege for a golf course to be included in the rota.

The Old Course at St Andrews has played host to 29 Open championships and while it is a great honour to win the Open at any course, winning it at the “home of golf” and ...
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