The 150th Open Championship returns to St Andrews, Scotland in 2021 as the Old Course plays host for the 30th time, from July 15-18, 2021. Most recently the Old Course at St Andrews hosted The Open in 2015, when Zach Johnson was crowned Champion Golfer of the Year after defeating Marc Leishman and Louis Oosthuizen in a four hole playoff.
Truly it’s remarkable that the game of golf continues to revolve around the course that gave it birth over 600 years ago. It’s all the more impressive when you consider that aside from some new tees, bunkers and an irrigation system, nothing’s changed all that much at one of the world’s top ranked golf courses. To learn about the history of the Old Course at St Andrews, click here.
The quaint town of St Andrews is located on the east coast of Fife in Scotland, 10 miles southeast of Dundee and 30 miles northeast of Edinburgh. Named after Saint Andrew the Apostle, the town has been home to an important church since the 8th century and is also site of the University of St. Andrews, the third-oldest university in the English-speaking world and the oldest in Scotland.
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