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Updated: July 20, 2006, 5:19 PM ET
By John Anderson
Hoylake is more than just a golf course. It's history. History that's been out of sight since 1967. Think of it in terms of legendary Lambeau Field -- if the last game played on that famous piece of Green Bay turf was the Ice Bowl, the 1967 championship game between the Packers and Cowboys.

The links land of Royal Liverpool is the third oldest in all of England (dating back to 1869) and responsible for giving birth to such things as the British Amateur and the Walker Cup.

It also has quite a professional pedigree as well, having staged the first pro tournament in 1872 (won by Young Tom Morris) and 10 times, before this year, playing host to the Open championship.

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