An aerial view of historic Muirfield Golf Links, which will host it's 16th British Open this year.
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The iconic 18th hole and clubhouse. The last Open at Muirfield was in 2002, when Ernie Els took home the claret jug.
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The 8th hole. Other past Open champions who won at Muirfield include Nick Faldo, Tom Watson, Lee Trevino, Jack Nicklaus, Gary Player, Walter Hagen and Harry Vardon.
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Grandstands line the closing hole for an incredible view of the tournament's finish.
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A close-up view of the 18th green and clubhouse.
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Newly-minted U.S. Open champion Justin Rose tested out the course this week. Here he is teeing off on the first hole.
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Members of the grounds crew were hard at work preparing Muirfield for the Open while Rose practiced.
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Masters champion Adam Scott, who nearly won last year's Open, also got in some practice at Muirfield this week.
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Scott practiced hitting left-handed out of a tough lie in one of the course's numerous pot bunkers.
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Nick Faldo tees off on the 13th hole during the final round of the 1992 Open. Faldo, who will be in the field this year, would go on to win the tournament -- his third Open win and second at Muirfield.
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The claret jug sits in front of the 18th green and clubhouse, awaiting this year's champion.
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