Three more spots in The Open 2019 have been secured after a memorable weekend of action in The City of Johannesburg.
At 36-years old, and after 14 years as a professional, Francesco Molinari turned in the best year of his career in 2018.
Coming into the calendar year as a relatively unknown golfer on the world stage, the Italian made a splash by adding trophy after trophy to his collection throughout the year and ending the season in the Top 10 of the PGA World Golf Ranking.
Through The Open Qualifying Series, Abraham Ancer, Dimirios Papadatos and Jake McLeod have all qualified for The Open 2019 by finishing in the top three, respectively, at the Emirates Australian Open from November 15-18, 2018.
For an event with a 150-year history, The Open Championship is but a baby in the eyes of a Northern Irish audience.
A mainstay to those in England and Scotland, The Open Championship has only ventured to Northern Ireland once in its history — 1951.
The Ryder Cup may be switching hands, but it's staying on European soil.
While golf's biggest names were taking on the challenge of the Carnoustie Championship Course at The 2018 Open Championship, our guests were having the times of their lives in our one-of-a-kind hospitality.
The Hero of a Nation
For the first time in history, a major championship trophy is coming to Italy. In one of the most hotly contested verisons of The Open Championship in recent memory, Italy's Francesco Molinari remained headstrong and came out on top with the Claret Jug after 72 holes.
The third major championship of the year comes hot off the heels of one of the most challenging editions of the U.S. Open in recent memory. Not a single golfer in the entire field was able to finish at par or better throughout the four days, leaving most competitors reeling. But winning a major is never supposed to be easy, and an even bigger test at the Carnoustie Championship Course awaits golf's best. The Open Championship is returning to the devilish course for the first time since 2007, and this year's competition should be no simpler.
The Open Championship is returning to the Carnoustie Championship Course this year for the 147th version of golf's premier international major. Carnoustie has only hosted the Championship seven times in its history, but each occasion provides for memorable moments and career-making performances. This year should be no different. But with a decade-long hiatus since golf's best made the trip to Carnoustie, we thought we'd take a look at the last time The Open was played at the challenging links at St. Andrews.
Let's take a look back at The Open Championship 2007: