Golf: British Open golf advisory

The celebrated Muirfield Golf Course in East Lothian will host the British Open for the 16th time from July 18-21.

Ernie Els will defend the trophy he won at Royal Lytham last year, while Tiger Woods will look to win his 15th major title and Rory McIlroy his third.

AFP Sports has prepared a package of previews and factfiles to lead into the tournament and our writers and photohraphers will be at the course from Monday to report on the buildup with interviews, comments and breaking news.

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Tiger Woods and Rory McIlroy will start as British Open favourites at Muirfield July 18-21, but both will have question marks against their names for the year's third major.

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When it comes down to winning the Open Championship, a few grey hairs and wrinkles seldom go amiss.

600 words by Allan Kelly. File Picture

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Last 20 British Open winners


Card of the course for Royal Lytham and St Anne's


Hole by hole guide to Royal Lytham and St Annes