The oldest and most prestigious professional championship in the game returns to Carnoustie after an 11-year hiatus as the world’s best players vie for the Claret Jug and the title of Champion Golfer of the Year.
Revered as the toughest test of golf on The Open rota, Carnoustie has produced some of the most memorable moments in the long history of the Championships and some the most famous Champions.
The likes of Ben Hogan, Gary Player and Tom Watson have all lifted the Claret Jug at Carnoustie while more recently it has produced Scotland’s last major champion in Paul Lawrie and kick-started Padraig Harrington’s haul of three Major Championships.
And who can forget the incredible drama of Jean van de Velde’s final-hole collapse in 1999 where he found the infamous Barry Burn enroute to losing a playoff against Lawrie.
In 2018 it will be Jordan Spieth returning to defend his crown with a host of big-name players lining up to take it off him, including the return of 14-time Major winner Tiger Woods to Open Championship golf.
With a train station on site and within easy reach of Scotland’s main cities, it promises to be a great atmosphere once again at Carnoustie. Under 16s go free when accompanied by a paying adult and tickets and travel information are available at www.theopen.com.