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THE OPEN GOLF CHAMPIONSHIP 2015
Spain's Sergio Garcia tees off on the eighth hole during the third round at the 144th Open Championship, St. Andrews, Scotland on July 19 2015. Photo by Hugo Philpott/UPI
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Coordinates: 56°20′13″N 2°47′59″W / 56.336978°N 2.799761°W / 56.336978; -2.799761

St Andrews (Scottish Gaelic: Cill Rìmhinn) is a town and former royal burgh on the east coast of Fife, Scotland. According to the recent population estimate (2006), the town has a population of 16,596, making this the fifth largest settlement in Fife. It is named after Saint Andrew the Apostle. It is home to Scotland's oldest university, the University of St Andrews.

From mediaeval times until the Reformation, St Andrews was the ecclesiastical capital of Scotland: its bishop being the primus of the Scottish church. Today, its historic cathedral lies in ruins.

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