Scotland’s St Andrews golf club has backflipped on a controversial change to its iconic Swilcan Bridge after it was met with widespread outrage.
A circular section of stonework was recently installed on the approch to the bridge to protect the surrounding grass, which would often become muddy from the heavy foot traffic on the 18th hole.
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The Swilcan Bridge is more than 600 years old and is arguably the most iconic part of the world’s most historic golf course.
Australian Cameron Smith won his first major at the 150th edition of the Open Championship at St Andrews last year.
But the introduction of the stone pavers, likened by many as an ugly garden patio, was slammed by fans and past players, including English golf legend Nick Faldo as being out of character…