An Open that will make its mark beyond the game and the course

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After a 68-year wait Royal Portrush may prove one of the major’s more exciting backdrops scenically and politically

Counterintuitive though it may seem the Open Championship, in its 148th staging and with a history stretching back to 1860 in Prestwick, has entered uncharted territory. Never before has this tournament been so defined by its venue. Significance of location far outweighs the most illustrious participants. After a wait of 68 years, a stretch marked for so long by grim societal realities, Royal Portrush is the Open’s terrain once more.

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Written by Ewan Murray at Royal Portrush
This news first appeared on https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2019/jul/17/open-championship-golf-royal-portrush under the title “An Open that will make its mark beyond the game and the course”. Bolchha Nepal is not responsible or affiliated towards the opinion expressed in this news article.