A brief history of Opens at St Andrews

St Andrews The Open Claret Jug

In the long and distinguished history of The Open, no venue has held more editions of the championship than The Old Course at St Andrews.

The home of golf has staged golf's original major a record 29 times, first doing so in 1873 and most recently in 2015.

Ahead of this week's The Open For The Ages, in association with HSBC, which will feature real archive footage from St Andrews, we take a look at some intriguing statistics relating to Opens at The Old Course over the years.

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