Troon lands 2016 Open
Royal Troon has been confirmed as the venue for the 2016 Open Championship.
The Scottish course will host The Open for the ninth time in 2016 after it last staged the Major in 2004 when American Todd Hamilton beat South Africa star Ernie Els in a play-off.
South Ayrshire Council leader Bill McIntosh was predictably delighted with the decision and said: "This is great news - not just for Troon, but for the whole of Ayrshire.
"As well as giving us a chance to showcase the fantastic golf in this area, our stunning scenery, culture and heritage, The Open will also bring a terrific economic boost with a £100 million benefit to its host economy.
"This is vital investment for our area that will help create a lasting and positive legacy for generations to come."
The famous course has staged The Open in 1923, 1950, 1962, 1973, 1982, 1989, 1997 and then, finally, in 2004.