Muirfield – Host of The 2013 Open Championship


Located in East Lothian, Scotland, Muirfield was the site of the 2013 Open Championship won by Phil Mickelson. Home of The Honourable Company of Edinburgh Golfers, who relocated there from Musselburgh in 1891 to play on a course laid out by Old Tom Morris, Muirfield previously hosted the Open 15 times.

One of the most venerable Scottish courses, Muirfield has seen its share of major champions. Jack Nicklaus won his first Open there in 1966, following in the footsteps of South African golfer Gary Player, who captured his first of three at Muirfield in 1959. American champion Walter Hagen won his fourth of four there in the 1920s. Other past winners include Sir Nick Faldo, Tom Watson, Lee Trevino, Henry Cotton, Great Triumvirate members James Braid (who won The Open twice on the course) and Harry Vardon, and the legendary English amateur Harold Hilton.

Muirfield has hosted The Amateur Championship on 10 occasions and has seen numerous Curtis Cup, Ryder Cup and Walker Cup matches fought on its links.

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