The R&A announced on Monday that St Andrews will host the 150th Open in 2021.

The Open was first played at St Andrews in 1873, as Tom Kidd won by one stroke. Since then, 28 more battles for the Claret Jug have raged over the Old Course.

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Winners on the most famous course in world golf include Seve Ballesteros, Jack Nicklaus, and Tiger Woods. Victory in St Andrews will immortalise any golfer in history.

The last time the tournament was played on the Old Course was 2015, as Zach Johnson beat Louis Oosthuizen and Marc Leishman in a playoff to lift the jug for the first time in his career.

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The classic will be played over the weekend of July 15-18 in 2021, and tickets to attend the 150th Open at a venue as distinguished as St Andrews will surely be in high demand.

Other confirmed future Open venues included Royal Portrush in Northern Ireland in 2019, and Royal St George’s in 2020.