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Open Championship Heading Back to St. Andrews in 2015

Justin RunionContributor IIIOctober 12, 2011

2011 Open Champion, Darren Clarke
2011 Open Champion, Darren ClarkeStuart Franklin/Getty Images

The Royal & Ancient have announced (to no one's surprise) that the British Open will return to St Andrews in 2015.

When the event takes place, it will mark the 29th time that the tournament has been held on the Old Course. The Open has taken place at the Old Course every five years since 1990.

“We are delighted to announce that The Open will be returning to St Andrews and the historic Old Course in 2015,” said R&A chief Peter Dawson. “St Andrews has proved time and again that it is perfectly equipped to host The Open and I am certain we will yet again see a worthy winner lift the Claret Jug.”

The event was held at St Andrews for the first time in 1873, with Tom Kidd winning in two rounds over a field of 25 other competitors.

Louis Oosthuizen is the most recent golfer to hoist the Claret Jug on the Swilcan Bridge, when he bested the field by seven strokes, posting a 16-under-par 272.

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