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European Legends Ready to Shine at Senior Open at Carnoustie

Paul Lawrie, Darren Clarke and Miguel Ángel Jiménez

In the realm of golf, few places evoke as much reverence and excitement as Carnoustie Golf Links.

Steeped in history and drenched in the stories of legends, this course in Angus, Scotland, is set to host Europe’s premier Senior Major Championship once again.

From July 25-28, 2024, the Senior Open Presented by Rolex will see some of the game’s greatest European stars vie for glory amidst the stunning backdrop of this iconic venue.

Darren Clarke, Miguel Ángel Jiménez, and Paul Lawrie are among the luminaries who will grace the fairways, each bringing their own storied careers and unforgettable moments to the tournament.

Darren Clarke’s Double Delight

Darren Clarke, a stalwart of European golf, etched his name into the annals of history by winning both The Open Championship and the Senior Open.

Clarke’s victory at Gleneagles in 2022 marked him as only the fourth man to achieve this illustrious double, joining the esteemed ranks of Bob Charles, Gary Player, and Tom Watson.

Reflecting on his achievements, Clarke shared, “Winning the Senior Open in 2022 was one of the highlights of my career. Seeing that trophy alongside my Claret Jug is a true privilege.”

Jiménez’s Quest for More Senior Major Titles

Miguel Ángel Jiménez, known for his unique cigar-smoking persona and silky swing, has also made his mark in senior golf.

With victories at the Regions Tradition and the Senior Open in 2018, Jiménez is eager to add to his impressive collection.

His affinity for Carnoustie is evident, having finished third when the tournament was last held there.

“The Senior Open is a great Championship, and I am excited to visit Carnoustie again,” said Jiménez.

“It’s one of my favourite courses to play, and I’m hoping for another strong week this year.”

Lawrie’s Return to a Place of Triumph

Paul Lawrie’s association with Carnoustie is nothing short of legendary. The Scotsman clinched the 1999 Open Championship in dramatic fashion, coming from ten shots behind to win in a memorable playoff.

His love affair with Carnoustie continued with a victory in the 2001 Alfred Dunhill Links Championship.

“Carnoustie will always hold a special place in my heart after my win in 1999,” Lawrie reminisced. “I’m really excited to play a Senior Open there for the first time.”

A Historic Venue

Carnoustie’s history in hosting major championships is rich. The Senior Open has visited this hallowed ground twice before, with Bernhard Langer claiming victory in 2010 and Paul Broadhurst emerging triumphant in 2016.

Don’t Miss Out

Tickets for the event are already selling fast, with prices starting at £15 for adults and £7.50 for youths aged 16-24. Click here to purchase yours.

Admission is free for children under 16 accompanied by a paying adult. Fans are encouraged to secure their tickets early to avoid missing out on seeing these European legends in action at one of golf’s most prestigious tournaments.

Whether you’re a fan of Clarke’s precision, Jiménez’s flair, or Lawrie’s indomitable spirit, the 2024 Senior Open at Carnoustie promises to be an unforgettable experience for golf enthusiasts around the globe.