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On average, a golfer gets to experience the thrill of pegging it up on the Old Course at St Andrews every 12 minutes.

The famous links attracts players from all around the world, each of them completing their own very special pilgrimage to golf’s hometown.

This summer, the cream of the current professional crop will lay siege to the course in an attempt to win The Open and become the new ‘Champion Golfer of the Year’. This will be a record-extending 30th time that St Andrews has staged the battle for golf’s oldest major championship and the first since 2015.

Ahead of the landmark 150th Open, we sent our man Michael McEwan to play the ‘Old Lady’ to give you a regular golfer’s perspective on the links…


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Michael McEwan is the Deputy Editor of bunkered and has been part of the team since 2004. In that time, he has interviewed almost every major figure within the sport, from Jack Nicklaus, to Rory McIlroy, to Donald Trump. The host of the multi award-winning bunkered Podcast and a member of Balfron Golfing Society, Michael is the author of three books and is the 2023 PPA Scotland 'Writer of the Year' and 'Columnist of the Year'. Dislikes white belts, yellow balls and iron headcovers. Likes being drawn out of the media ballot to play Augusta National.

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