Golf

Muirfield lengthened for this year's British Open

Share This Story

   
 

MUIRFIELD, Scotland (AP)

The course at Muirfield will be lengthened by 158 yards for this year's British Open.

The changes mainly deal with new tees at the second, fourth, ninth, 14th, 15th, 17th and 18th holes. There has also been some reworking of bunkers and the 10th fairway has been moved to accommodate a bigger practice range.

Peter Dawson, CEO at the Royal and Ancient, says ''we will be setting the course up to challenge the golfers.''

Muirfield is hosting the British Open for the 16th time since 1892. Ernie Els won the last title at the course in 2002, when it measured 7,034 yards. This year's course will be 7,192 yards, with par remaining at 71.

Related Stories

Member Comments

Please note by clicking on "Post comment" you acknowledge that you have read the Terms of Use and the comment you are posting is in compliance with such terms. Be Polite. Inappropriate posts may be removed by the moderator.

powered by



GOLF Videos

Can Tiger Woods recapture British Open magic Posted: Jul 14, 2014
Robert Lusetich looks back at Tiger Woods' past and ahead to his future at the B...

Will Mickelson win the British Open again? Posted: Jul 14, 2014
FOX Sports 1 golf analyst Robert Lusetich discusses Phil Mickelson's chances of ...

Mickelson looks to hit his stride Posted: Jul 14, 2014
Phil Mickelson discusses his up-and-down 2014 season.

Fox Sports Store