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PGA Tour - The St. Andrews Links Course
Home of the 2005 British Open
Address: GB St. Andrews KY16 9JA Scotland Opened: 1400
Course Par: 72
Male Yardage: 6566
Course Designer: Tom Morris
The par-72 St. Andrews Links is 6,566 yards from the championship tees. St. Andrews Links, is the most famous club in the world. Every golfer wishes to play the Old Course at least once in their life. The Old Course is rated #2 of "The 100 greatest courses in the British Isles", Golf World 11/96 and #5 of The Top 100 World Courses. Pinched between the rough dunes of the coast and the encroaching ploughland to the landward was the narrow strip on which golf was possible. In that simple statement lies the secret of the unique nature of the Old Course. It was not designed. One was constrained to play this narrow strip, out and back rough as you found it. The Old Course originally consisted of twenty-two holes, eleven out and eleven back. On completing a hole, the player teed up his ball within two club lengths of the previous hole, using a handful of sand scooped out from the hole to form a tee.
Previous winners include, Todd Hamilton, Ben Curtis, Ernie Els, David Duval, Tiger Woods, Paul Lawrie, Mark O'Meara, Justin Leonard, Tom Lehman, John Daly, Nick Price, Greg Norman (2), Nick Faldo (3), Tom Watson (4) Lee Travino, Jack Nicklaus and more.
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