Golf

Muirfield makeover

Published 0739 GMT (1539 HKT) July 17, 2013
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The 142nd British Open will be contested on the east coast of Scotland at Muirfield where the prized Claret Jug trophy awaits the winner after four days of play. Ross Kinnaird/Getty Images
It is the 16th time the Open has been played at Muirfield and the course has had a makeover -- with the biggest change coming at the par-five ninth hole. David Cannon/Getty Images
Muirfield course manager Colin Irvine shows the new bunker that has been dug out at the ninth hole. CNN
The historic course, which moved to Muirfield in 1891, has also been extended to a total yardage of 7192, putting it on a par with many of the other major venues. David Cannon/Getty Images
The famous yellow scorecard on the 18th at Muirfield will also be complemented by LED scoreboards on the seventh, 11th, 16th and 17th holes. Martyn Hayhow/Getty Images
Ernie Els won the British Open the last time it was played at Muirfield in 2002. The South African survived a four-way play-off and won on the fifth extra hole.