The 150th Open Championship at St. Andrews
Daily content from our team on-site at the Home of Golf
With the 150th Open Championship being played this summer in St. Andrews, the Fire Pit Collective had the opportunity to immerse ourselves in one of golf’s greatest destinations. As a narrative thread, and because of his layered impact on the game through agronomy, architecture, equipment and competition, our goal was to pay homage to Old Tom Morris. We asked everyone we met—a member of his family, teachers, writers, historians, local business owners and course managers—for their reflections and opinions on how and why “The Grand Old Man of Golf” mattered both then and now. We played courses he designed, we learned about the equipment he made and used to win his four Open Championships and we walked in his backyard garden, which is tended to by his great-great-granddaughter. By the end of the week, and after so many thoughtful conversations, it was clear, his spirit and everlasting legacy lives on well beyond the rock walls and cobbled streets of St. Andrews.