GOLF: Future Open venues announced

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St Andrews, which plays host to its 25th Open championship on 20-23 July, will also stage the event in the year 2000. Royal Lytham is the venue next year, followed by Troon, Birkdale and then Carnoustie in 1999 - the first time the Open has been there since 1975.

WORLD RANKINGS: 1 N Price (Zimb) 21.43 points; 2 N Faldo (Eng) 18.25; 3 G Norman (Aus) 17.70; 4 B Langer (Ger) 16.19; 5 E Els (SA) 15.36; 6