St. Andrews to host the 150th Open Championship in 2021

Swilken Bridge
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Jordan Spieth and Sergio Garcia walk across Swilken Bridge at St. Andrews' Old Course during the 2015 Open Championship. The Open will return to the famed home of golf in 2021.
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The Associated Press

Series: Golf Buzz

Published: Monday, February 12, 2018 | 10:25 a.m.
ST. ANDREWS, Scotland — The Open Championship is returning to the home of golf in 2021.
 
The Old Course will host the 150th anniversary of the world's oldest major to mark "a true celebration of golf's original championship and its historic ties to St. Andrews," the R&A said Monday.
 
It will be the 30th time the Open Championship is played on the Old Course, and the first since 2015 when Zach Johnson lifted the claret jug after a three-way playoff.
 
It ends the cycle of St. Andrews staging the Open every five years since 1990. It first hosted the event in 1873, when an 18-hole course was used in the championship for the first time. Tom Kidd won that year.
 
 
 
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