In the golfing world, no competition is more cherished than that which occurs at the game's four major championships. While each event in this "fab four" has its own tradition, the British Open is golf's oldest.
First held in 1860, the Open has pitted golfers against the harsh elements of links courses in Scotland, England and Ireland. While the most iconic venue is without a doubt the Old Course at St. Andrews, there are eight other courses in the R&A's current British Open rotation. In no particular order, these include Carnoustie, Muirfield, Turnberry, Royal Troon, Royal St. George's, Royal Birkdale, Royal Lytham & St Annes and Royal Liverpool.
It is our opinion that Europe's governing body should consider expanding the offering of courses that host the Open. Let's look at our top six suggestions.