Here are five reasons why you should watch the 2015 British Open, as it gets underway this week in St. Andrews, Scotland.

By Patrick Comia

The Old Course at St. Andrews, Scotland. Just another piece of land to some. To others, it’s heaven.

It’s not just another playground for those guys who hit a small, white ball. No, it’s much more than that.

It’s a historic location that is treated with the utmost respect. It has to be by those lucky enough to set foot on the first tee box. It presents challenges to every type of golfer in the purest sense.

The Old Course is the birthplace of golf. It’s where legends have graced the fairways and triumphed over their peers and the elements. Names like Bobby Jones, Ben Hogan, Sir Nick Faldo, Jack Nicklaus, and Tiger Woods have all carved their names into the golf course’s history.

It’s not just another golf course, another tournament, another stop. No, St. Andrews is more. It’s a magical place that few get to experience. It’s one of those special places a golfer puts on their bucket list next to Augusta National in Georgia or Pebble Beach Golf Course in California.

Here are five reasons why you should tune into golf this week and witness this historic event:

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