St. Andrews, the home of the Royal and Ancient Golf Club, will play host to golf's oldest championship for the 27th time since 1873. The major has been held at the venerable links course every five years since 1990.
Tiger Woods captured the last British Open at the Old Course, in 2000. The victory enabled him to become the youngest golfer and only the fifth player in history to complete the professional career Grand Slam.
This year's British Open will return to Muirfield in Scotland for the first time since 1992. Royal St. George's in England will be the site in 2003, and Royal Troon in Scotland will stage the 2004 championship.
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