The British Open Championship has been held on 15 different occasions at Muirfield Golf Club. The course seems to always identify the best players of the era.
Harry Vardon, James Braid, Ted Ray, Walter Hagen, Gary Player, Jack Nicklaus, Lee Trevino, Tom Watson, Nick Faldo and Ernie Els have all won Open Championships on this course.
Muirfield is not a place where fluke wins or youthful exuberance is tolerated. The winner will be required to have a full repertoire of golf shots in his bag and the patience to overcome bad bounces and difficult weather conditions.
Even though Muirfield does not look kindly on young golfers, here is a list of some of the age-challenged who may have what it takes to hoist the claret jug late Sunday evening.