The Open to feature first wire camera

One of the most iconic holes in golf will feature a moving camera suspended on a wire at the 2016 Open Championship.

The event takes place at Royal Troon this year, which features the shortest hole in Open golf – the aptly named Postage Stamp.

The Royal and Ancient have deemed the famous 123-yard par three as the perfect place to set up the camera, which will provide viewers with a unique perspective of the action.  

"The Postage Stamp was screaming out to be a feature hole," said Rhodri Price, the R&A's director of championship operations.

"Due to the playing conditions of golf in terms of ball flight, particularly the likes of Bubba Watson, it is very difficult normally to place a wire camera on the course without it getting in the way of play.

"We recognise that, due to the short distance of the Postage Stamp, there was scope to get a wire camera in there on this iconic part of the golf course with the wonderful views."

The camera setup should be similar to the one at the 17th at TPC Sawgrass, home of the Players Championship.