SOUTHPORT, England -- Fifteen years after winning the British Open at Royal Birkdale, Mark OMeara will be making a return to the course for the Senior British Open. OMeara won the British Open in 1998, and on Tuesday he was extended an "honorary membership" to the club in recognition of his achievement. "The Open here in 1998 was a dream come true for me. To hold the claret jug here on the 18th green was the icing on the cake of my career," OMeara said Wednesday, a day before the tournament starts. "Its going to be tough this week, especially if the wind kicks up. Ive played it in really severe conditions before. You just have to be patient and sometimes par is a very good score." OMeara will be playing alongside defending champion Fred Couples and Colin Montgomerie for the first two rounds. Couples shot a 9-under 271 to win at Turnberry last year, but said that he thought his 9 over for a share of 32nd place last week at Muirfield at the British Open would have been good enough to win a Senior Open. "I honestly think if the Senior Open had been last week and I shot 9 over I would have won," Couples said. "I played well last week at Muirfield. It was as unique as any golf Ive ever played. The ball was going so far. Not so much uncontrollable just difficult to get it close." Montgomerie, who turned 50 last month, is hoping to claim a major as a senior, an honour that eluded him despite a successful career on the regular tour. "I feel Im teeing up now with a chance of winning on the Senior Tour, which hasnt been the case in recent years on the European Tour," Montgomerie said. "Having said that its been an eye-opener in my first few events as a senior. The standard of golf is high, yet its been a lot of fun." 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Instead, he will remain with the team on a two-year contract, next year as a reserve driver before the possibility of returning to racing in 2018 if a seat becomes available.The most experienced driver on the grid, Button has been in F1 since making his debut at the 2000 Australian Grand Prix.Speaking at the announcement, Button said: Ive lived and breathed Formula One since I was 19 years old and Im 36 now. You go to grands prix at the weekend and everything else is either recovery or preparation for a grand prix.I came to a decision that I wanted to initiate talks with Ron in Spa, which we did. Ever since, weve been talking non-stop about the future. And I can tell you now that I do have a two-year contract starting next year with McLaren-Honda, probably a little different to what youre expecting right now. Next year I will be an ambassador for this team, I will work with this team in every way I can until they get a better team for the future.I will do sim work, I will stay current, I will train my arse off like youve never seen before and I will also be doing a lot of races making sure everything is on the right track and giving as much input as I can. Ill also be doing a lot of stuff that I havent done for 17 years. Ill be living on my schedule, Ill get up when I want, Ill do what I want for a lot of the days of the year, Ill spend more time with my friends and more importantly with my family who I havent properly seen for 17 years. 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This is something Im very, very happy about and couldnt be happier with the situation, to be fair.Button has long been an admirer of the World Endurance Championship, and has been linked with a switch to the series once his F1 career finishes. However, the Englishman remained cryptic when asked whether his new deal would allow him to race elsewhere next year.There is a possibility of me racing next year but at the moment I am not thinking about anything over the firstly the end of this year. There are many things I want to try and do but trying to list them here is impossible really. Im really excited about this and wherever it takes us in the future I dont really know but it is exciting and gives me the opportunity to live my life like I havent as an adult, ever.My family is forever growing as well so it is nice to be able to spend time with them and not see them once a year and see theyve grown. That is very important to me. 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