Scotland welcomes The Senior Open Championship to Carnoustie in 2016

Scotland’s place as the perfect stage for the world’s biggest golf events has received yet another glowing endorsement with news that The Senior Open Championship has been secured for Carnoustie in 2016.

The legendary links course last staged the event in 2010 when Bernard Langer emerged victorious for his first Senior ‘Major’ crown and now Scotland is preparing itself for a bumper summer of Majors in 2016 with The Open Championship also being played at Royal Troon in Ayrshire.

And with The Open Championship at St Andrews and the RICOH Women’s British Open at Turnberry in 2015, Scotland will see a ‘Major’ Championship double header two years in a row.

The confirmation of The Senior Open Championship at Carnoustie further underlines Scotland’s commitment to hosting top-class golf events as part of its 2014 Ryder Cup legacy.

EventScotland is responsible for delivering on this commitment to securing top golf events in Scotland and has worked closely with The R&A and The European Tour since 2005 in bringing the championship to Scotland. The event at Carnoustie will be the 7th time it will have been supported by EventScotland.

Robbie Clyde, Ryder Cup Project Director with EventScotland, said: “The Senior Open Championship has developed into one of the greatest championships in the world and as such there is no better place to hold it than in Scotland, the Home of Golf.

“Carnoustie has proven itself to be a fine host venue for Major Championships throughout the years and it will once again provide a stern test for the world’s greatest senior golfers in 2016.

“At EventScotland we are proud of the relationships we have built with event organisers and there is no greater way to capitalise on a fantastic year in 2014 with The Ryder Cup at Gleneagles than by following with the hosting of four Major Championships in the two subsequent years.

“We look forward to continuing to build Scotland’s golf event portfolio by working with golf bodies such as The R&A, The European Tour, the Ladies Golf Union and the Ladies European Tour and I’m sure the announcement of The Senior Open Championship at Carnoustie will be one of many more in years to come.”

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