For true golf fanatics getting up early to watch the Open Championship live in July has become kind of a sleep walking ritual. Even though the rota only brings this esteemed championship back to the same venue about every 10 years we watch and remember fondly holes we have seen in past years, or if we are very lucky, have actually played in the flesh.
You can read author David Owen’s entertaining personal digest of his Open Championship Rota picks in the attached article from Golf Digest.
A smiling Irishman celebrates the return of the Open to Royal PortrushEmbed from Getty Images
Of the 14 places the Open Championship has been played a number are very obscure or even gone, so it has not been back to those in a long while. But the Royal’s and the iconic places like The Old Course and Carnoustie we know well for pain inflicted upon unwary professional trying to fashion the biggest golf memory of their life.
It may surprise you what the author picks for the best venue of them all….. but to each his own.