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Date: July 16-22, 2018

Location: Carnoustie Golf Links, Carnoustie, Angus, Scotland

Current Champion: Jordan Spieth

The British Open golf tournament or The Open Championship is one of the four major championships of men's golf. It is played annually in July.

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The Open Championship goes to Carnoustie Golf Links, Carnoustie, Angus, Scotland in 2018 on the 16th until the 22nd July. This will attract many big players and visitors to Carnoustie Golf Links, Carnoustie. The field at Open Championships is filled partially through regional and final qualifying tournaments, and partially through exemptions from qualifying granted to tour pros who meet any of 31 criteria established by the R&A. Those criteria mostly have to do with previous performances in majors, money list rankings and world rankings.

The British Open Championship is one of the oldest and most notable golf championships, which takes place in the United Kingdom.

The British Open, or what is also know as "the Open Championship" will be played at Carnoustie Golf Links, Carnoustie, Angus, Scotland.

The Open Championship has been hosted at the Carnoustie Golf Links, historically known for being the first location outside of Scotland to host The Open. Once again the worlds' greatest golfers will gather to do battle for the famous Claret Jug.

The Open is now played at St Andrews every five years and has staged the championship no fewer than 25 times since 1873. The most recent Open at St Andrews was in 2005 when Tiger Woods became champion for the second time.

The British Open, Golf's oldest national championship was played for the first time in October of 1860, when eight men played three rounds over the 12-hole course at the Prestwick Golf Club in Scotland. The next year, the British Open event was declared "open to the whole world," and the event has been known simply as the Open Championship ever since. Over the years, the Royal and Ancient Golf Club established a rota of seaside host courses that give the British Open a links-course character unique among the majors. Tournament officials began awarding the famous claret jug to the winner after the original trophy -- a red leather belt embellished with a silver buckle -- was given to Young Tom Morris on the occasion of his third straight win of the British Open in 1870.

British Open Golf History

The British Open, Golf's oldest national championship was played for the first time in October of 1860, when eight men played three rounds over the 12-hole course at the Prestwick Golf Club in Scotland. The next year, the British Open event was declared "open to the whole world," and the event has been known simply as the Open Championship ever since. Over the years, the Royal and Ancient Golf Club established a rota of seaside host courses that give the British Open a links-course character unique among the majors. Tournament officials began awarding the famous claret jug to the winner after the original trophy, a red leather belt embellished with a silver buckle was given to Young Tom Morris on the occasion of his third straight win of the British Open in 1870.

British Open trophy called the "Claret Jug"

When the Championship began, the winner was presented with the Challenge Belt, now the Claret Jug or the proper name, The Golf Champion Trophy, is presented to each year's winner of The Open Championship.

The Open Championship Trophy - Claret Jug

The trophy awarded to the winner of The Open Championship is officially known as the Championship Cup, but it is much more commonly called the "Claret Jug" because, well, it's a claret jug.

Claret is a dry red wine produced in the famous French winemaking region of Bordeaux. The British Open trophy was made in the style of silver jugs used to serve claret at 19th Century gatherings.

But the winner of The Open Championship hasn't always received the Claret Jug as the trophy. The first handful of winners were awarded a belt. That's right, a belt. Or "Challenge Belt," as it was designated at the time.

The first Open Championship was played in 1860 at Prestwick (now called Royal Prestwick, it's in Troon,Scotland, just down the road from Royal Troon), and that year also marked the first awarding of the belt.

The belt was made of a wide, red Morocco leather and was adorned with silver buckles and emblems.

1873 winner - Tom Kidd - was the first to be awarded the Claret Jug.

That original Claret Jug from 1873 has permanently resided at the R&A since 1927. The trophy that is presented to the British Open winner each year is a copy of the original, which the winner gets to keep for a year before returning it to the R&A to be passed on to the next champion.

British Open Results and Past Winners

2017 Open Championship Winner: Jordan Spieth

2016 Open Championship Winner: Henrik Stenson

2015 Open Championship Winner: Zach Johnson

2014 Open Championship Winner: Rory McIlroy

2013 Open Championship Winner

Phil Mickelson began five shots behind leader Lee Westwood, with eight players ahead of him. Throw a dart at that 54-hole leader board. Mickelson’s swing coach, Butch Harmon, spoke with Mackay. With Westwood in the lead at 3 under, Woods and Mahan two behind that and Muirfield intimidating but not impossible, they told Mickelson that even par or 1 under could win the claret jug.

2011 British Open Champion

2012 Open Championship Winner

South African Ernie Els wins the 2012 Open at Royal Lytham & St Annes. Els birdied the 18th to end seven under as Australia's Scott bogeyed the last four holes to come second by one shot. Tiger Woods threatened at times but a triple bogey via a greenside bunker at the par-four sixth and three straight bogeys from the 13th sank his chances of a 15th major and first since the 2008 US Open.

2011 British Open Results

Darren Clarke Wins 2011 British Open Championship. Clarke rolled in a 20-footer for eagle at No. 7, not long after Mickelson had claimed a share of the lead with an eagle at the same hole and was four strokes clear of the field with four holes left. Then he reclaimed a two-stroke edge at 7 under.

2010 British Open Results

South African Louis Oosthuizen won the title by 8 strokes at 2010 Open Championship, another big moment in sports for South Africa. Louis Oosthuizen is currently #5 on the European Tour behind the likes of 2013 U.S. Open Champion Graeme McDowell. He finished at 16-under 272 and became the first player since Tony Lema in 1964 to win his first major at St. Andrews.

2009 British Open Results

Stewart Cink beat Tom Watson in a play-off to win the 138th Open at Turnberry and complete his maiden major victory. The big American beat the heroic Watson in a play-off on a day when three different Englishmen had led at various times in the afternoon. Poor Cink, a more than decent American golfer, has just become the biggest villain in Open history.

2008 British Open Results

The 2008 British Open winner is Padraig Harrington, beating Ian Poulter to the top of the leaderboard results. Padraig Harrington, the winner f last year's Open. completed a 69 Round 4 at the British Open today, more than enough to secure the victory with 3 over par total 283.

2007 British Open Results

The 136th Open Championship at Carnoustie was won by Irishman Padraig Harrington after a thrilling finish and four hole pay off against Spain's Sergio Garcia. Both players ended the tournament on seven under par one ahead of the young Argentinian Andres Romero.

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