Roll call of legends who have all won at Carnoustie
The 2018 competition will be the eighth time Carnoustie has hosted the Open and the first time since 2007.
In 1999, Scotland’s Paul Lawrie, right, triumphed after a play-off with Justin Leonard and Jean Van de Velde.
Ben Hogan famously won the Open at Carnoustie in 1953 on the only occasion he competed for the coveted
The other winners at the Angus links are Tommy Armour (1931), Henry Cotton (1937), Gary Player (1968), Tom Watson (1975) and Padraig Harrington (2007).
Brought up land-locked in Kansas, Watson initially found links golf foreign and befuddling. However, he went on to win at Carnoustie, with a piece of white heather zipped inside his bag.
A little girl had knocked on his door the morning of his play-off win and handed him the heather wrapped in foil as a good luck charm.