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The Open Championship returns to St Andrews in 2015

As every five- year customary, 2015 will see the world's greatest and most historic golf tournament named The Open Championship return to St Andrews, a town that lives and breathes golf and one that truly comes alive during Open week. This event is consider asa “must” for golfers and golf enthusiasts from all around the world. It will be the 29th time that golf’s oldest Major has been held over the Old Course.

“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. Players, spectators and officials alike will welcome a return to the game’s spiritual home and I fully expect that we will witness another thrilling Championship”,  said The R&A’s Chief Executive Peter Dawson.

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In the course of its 28 Opens, St Andrews has often produced Champions who are the best of their generation. Tiger Woods won by eight and five shots in 2000 and 2005 respectively, joining past winners, including J. H. Taylor (1895, 1900), James Braid (1905, 1910), Bobby Jones (1927), Peter Thomson (1955), Bobby Locke (1957), Jack Nicklaus (1970, 1978), Seve Ballesteros (1984) and Sir Nick Faldo (1990).

Independent research, commissioned jointly by The R&A and EventScotland, found that the 2010 Open Championship delivered a combined £100 million benefit to Scotland, with £40.1 million entering the local economy.