Carnoustie Moments Animated
The Open returns to Carnoustie in July. It's a course renowned as being the toughest on The Open rota and one that never fails to deliver drama.
The 147th Open will mark the eight time Carnoustie has held golf's oldest major championship. Jordan Spieth will return to The Open in July to defend the Claret Jug he won in dramatic fashion at Royal Birkdale last year.
Carnoustie last held The Open in 2007 with Europe's finest Padraig Harrington and Sergio Garcia going head-to-head in a playoff for the Claret Jug. The Irishman prevailed to win his first major.
On a tough final round in 1999 Jean Van de Velde was set to become the first Champion Golfer from France until he found trouble on the 18th. Following a scintillating 67, Paul Lawrie prevailed in a playoff to become the first Scot since Sandy Lyle to win The Open.
It was a case of first and last in 1975 as Tom Watson defeated Jack Newton in the last 18 hole playoff at The Open. It was Watson's first trip to The Open and the first step in becoming one of the Championship's greatest Champions.
In 1968 Gary Player finished in style on the difficult back 9 at Carnoustie to win his second Claret Jug. 2018 marks the 50th anniversary of his famous win over the Angus links.