London: The Open will return to the `home of golf` in 2015 when the championship is played at St Andrews, the Royal & Ancient said on Tuesday.
It will be the 29th time that golf`s oldest major has been held over the Old Course. It was last held there in 2010 when South Africa`s Louis Oosthuizen won by seven shots.
"St Andrews has proved time and again that it is perfectly equipped to host The Open and I am certain we will yet again see a worthy winner lift the Claret Jug," the R&A`s chief executive Peter Dawson said in a statement.
"Players, spectators and officials alike will welcome a return to the game`s spiritual home and I fully expect that we will witness another thrilling Championship."
Open champions who have won at St Andrews include Tiger Woods, Jack Nicklaus, Seve Ballesteros and Nick Faldo.
This year`s championship, won by Darren Clarke, was held at Royal St George`s. Next year`s takes place at Royal Lytham & St Annes with the 2013 version at Muirfield and Royal Liverpool hosting in 2014.
The 2015 edition, which will be the 144th championship, will take place from July 16 to 19.