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The Open Championship returns to “The Home of Golf”

Whether you’re a golf lover or not, The Open Championship is something you don’t want to miss if you happen to be nearby St Andrews during the 12th to 18th of July.

It’s been five years since the championship was held in St Andrews and there’s no better way to mark the return of The Open than celebrating the 150th anniversary in “The Home of Golf” at the Old Course in St Andrews.

The Open Championship officially starts Thursday 15th of July. However, you can watch the players practice during the 12th –14th of July. Here you’ll find information about ticket prices and how to travel to the course. You can also find the Old Course on our Britain map.

If you’re planning to visit The Open, remember that the weather is unpredictable and be prepared for both rain and sun. So dress smart and bring your sunscreen, raincoat, good shoes, a hat, lots of water and binoculars so you can keep track on how your favourite player is doing. Moreover, come to the venue early if you want a good view and just in case you get the opportunity to ask some of the players for autographs – have a marker ready in hand! For more spectator information, please click here.

Want to know what a fellow Scandinavian thinks about St Andrews? Watch this video of Swedish singer, Måns Zelmerlöw, when he played golf at the Old Course or read about his experience here.

Join the celebration and see the greatest players tee off at what is undoubtedly the most famous and oldest golf course in the world!

Also, make sure to cheer for our Scandinavian golf players that have qualified for The Open. Good luck to:

– Thomas Bjørn (Denmark)           – Søren Kjeldsen (Denmark)
– Søren Hansen (Denmark)           – Anders Hansen (Denmark)
– Henrik Stenson (Sweden)           – Alexander Noren (Sweden)
– Richard S Johnson (Sweden)    – Robert Karlsson (Sweden)
– Peter Hanson (Sweden)               – Fredrik Andersson (Sweden)

View the full list over all the players here.

Click on the picture below to watch video highlights from the 2005 Open Championship in St Andrews. The 18th time major champion, Jack Nicklaus, said goodbye in style and Tiger Woods won The Claret Jug.




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