Tiger and co put Turnberry on trial

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Turnberry's reputation as a world-class golfing venue goes under the microscope when the British Open returns to one of the most beautifully situated courses in world golf this week.

After a 15-year absence, following Zimbabwean Nick Price's spectacular triumph in 1994, the par-70 Ailsa course is again ready to offer a testing challenge to the game's top golfers.But while organisers hope the spotlight will be on the likes of Tiger Woods and defending champion Padraig Harrington, the venue itself will come under intense scrutiny.

Situated on the south-west coast of Scotland, some 70 miles from Glasgow, Turnberry has hosted the event just three times and is the most underused of all the current courses on the Open rota.After Price's win, Turnberry was discarded due to the poor road networks leading up to the course.