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:
So you're headed to The Open Championship 2018? The competition at the Carnoustie Championship Course should be ferocious and drama-filled, making for an action-packed weekend of championship play at St. Andrews. But if you're going to The Open Championship for the first time, the experience might seem quite overwhelming before you leave. Luckily, we've got all the information and answers you could need before heading to the third major championship of the year!
After a decade-long hiatus, The Open Championship is returning to the Carnoustie Championship Course this year. While the course boasts an almost 500-year history, it's more notorious in the golf community for its vigorous difficulty and unpredictable weather patterns.
Stop me if you've heard this before: Brooks Koepka has claimed victory in the U.S Open. Sound familiar? That's because Koepka sealed his place in history as the first man to win back-to-back U.S Open Championships since Curtis Strange accomplished the feat in 1989.
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While The Open Championship won’t return to St. Andrews until 2021, you can tee off at one of the most storied locations in golf much sooner. As a part of the Ultimate Open Experience package, you have the opportunity to play at the Jubilee Course, the third championship course at St. Andrews.
The R&A has been around for over 250 years. It engages and supports activities created for the benefit of the sport of golf. The R&A got its name from The Royal and Ancient Golf Club of St. Andrews, but this is not to be mistaken with being the same thing.
The Open Championship is the oldest major championship in golf, very rich in history and tradition. Dating back to 1860, The Open has changed over time and many monumental moments have happened. For over 150 years, the world's best players have faced some of the most challenging courses in the game to crown the Champion Golfer of the Year.
Tiger Woods is no stranger to the oldest major championship. Throughout his career he has participated in 19 time in The Open Championship and has been crowned Champion Golfer of the Year three times. He was the first professional golfer to hold all four major championships at the same time. This started when he won the Millennium Open in 2000 by 8 strokes just weeks after winning the U.S. Open. He then went on to win the PGA Championship and topped it off winning The Masters® in 2001. But, this was just the beginning for Tiger Woods.