With less than three weeks to go, golfing fans are counting down the days until legends of the game from around the world descend upon the fairways of Carnoustie Golf Links for the 2016 Senior Open Championship.
Returning to Scotland for the first time since 2012, the tournament promises to be a gripping and dramatic spectacle, featuring some of the biggest names to emerge from the sport in the last half century.
Having recently turned 50, John Daly will be making his highly anticipated Senior Tour debut at the links this July, alongside fellow Senior rookie, Jean Van de Velde. It has been 17 years since the Frenchman rolled up his trousers and waded into the Barry Burn during The Open, and this year he’s aiming to set the record straight.
Local favourite Colin Montgomerie will also be joining the fray, and will be hoping to claim victory for his campaign to gain a second consecutive Senior Order of Merit title.
Bernhard Langer and Tom Watson will be returning to the course, each hoping to add the title of 2016 Senior Open Champion to their list of historic wins at Carnoustie.
After a dramatic closing straight, Langer won the Senior Open back in 2010 when it was first held at Carnoustie Golf Links and will be hoping to repeat his success this year.
Watson will be defending an older title, and one that rests close to his heart as it was at Carnoustie 41 years ago that the golfing legend won his first ever major, the 104th Open Championship.
“With a star-studded line-up of golfing royalty, the 2016 Senior Open Championship promises to be full of drama and suspense,” commented Graeme Duncan, General Manager of the Carnoustie Golf Links Management Committee.
“Carnoustie is renowned as one of the toughest courses in the world, and the course always provides a crucible for exciting finishes down the final stretch. It’s a unique opportunity for spectators to see some first-rate golf and get close to some of the greatest players the golfing world has known,” continued Graeme.
The Senior Open Championship will be held at Carnoustie Golf Links from the 21st-24th July, for event information and to purchase tickets, visit www.senioropenchampionship.com
For more information regarding Carnoustie Golf Links, visit www.carnoustiegolflinks.co.uk