Royal Troon (Old)

Founded
Willie Fernie, 1887

Arnold Palmer, Tom Weiskopf and Tom Watson are among the Americans who have won at Troon, yet the most memorable shot was struck by a non-winner, 71-year-old Gene Sarazen, who aced the 123-yard “Postage Stamp” 8th during the 1973 Open — with a 5-iron! While some argue that the closing stretch is too flat to inspire affection, it is undeniably tough, earning Troon its long-held accolades. (Down 4)