golf’s holy of holies

INFOGRAPHICS – Barriers of broom, huge greens, devilish bunkers and often… wind. Welcome to the mythical course of the cradle of golf, which hosts the 150th edition of the British Open.

The small Scottish town of Saint Andrews (15,000 inhabitants), located on the North Sea coast between Edinburgh and Dundee, will host the British Open from July 14, the oldest of the four major major tournaments and the only one played in Europe ( the other three being the Masters, the US Open, and the PGA Championship). Played for the first time in 1860, “The Open” (his nickname) has seen the greatest golfers shine, including Tom Morris, Bobby Jones, Arnold Palmer, Jack Nicklaus, Gary Player, Tom Watson, Seve Ballesteros, Sir Nick Faldo or Again Tiger Woods. But this year has a special dimension: it is the 150th edition of “The Open” played on the Old Course in Saint Andrews, a legendary course recognized as “The Home of Golf”.

The eventual winner will pocket the sum of 2.5 million euros and receive the trophy known as the “Claret Jug”. Russell Cheyne/Reuters

The British Open is full of fans. Indeed, the ticket office received more than 1.3 million requests for places and 290,000 fanatics of the little white ball managed to obtain tickets for this edition…

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