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St. Andrews, Rory McIlroy

Old Course At St. Andrews

Where: St Andrews, Scotland
Times hosting: 29, including this year
You know it as: "The Home of Golf." There's not much more to say than that.
Unique features: The "Road Hole" (left), on which a road and a hotel come into play; Swilcan Bridge (think Jack Nicklaus waving goodbye); Hell Bunker, large double greens, Valley of Sin, etc.
Noteworthy moments: This course has so much history that five players (Bob Martin, J.H. Taylor, James Braid, Jack Nicklaus and Tiger Woods) have won two Open titles there. None were more impressive than Woods' eight-shot romp in 2000, though, when his 19-under-par total set a major championship record. Five years later, Woods would win again here during a week that also saw Jack Nicklaus play in his final major.
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