Golf's oldest major is heading back to Northern Ireland
Here are the future Open Championship venues confirmed by the R&A…
Future Open Championship venues: 2022
Where else would the 150th Open be? St Andrews, the modern day home of the Open, will once again play host to the best players in the world for the record 30th time.
Calling upon St Andrews every five years since 1990, the R&A have not-so-surprisingly decided to skip a year and allow the Old Course to take the historic event a year later.
- The 150th Open will be played at St Andrews from July 10-17, 2022
Future Open Championship venues: 2023
Royal Liverpool is hosting another Open on the back of an nine-year absence which seems to be the norm for this venue now. The previous two stagings at Hoylake have see two blockbuster champions in the form of Tiger Woods in 2006 and Rory McIlroy in 2014.
- The 151st Open will be played at Royal Liverpool from July 16-23, 2023
Future Open Championship venues: 2024
Eight years after Henrik Stenson went toe-to-toe with Phil Mickelson in one of the most memorable final rounds in Open history the tournament returns to the Ayrshire layout. 2024 will be the 10th time that Troon will have hosted the famous championship.
- The 152nd Open will be played at Royal Troon from July 14-21, 2024
Future Open Championship venues: 2025
Six years after it returned to Northern Ireland for the first time since 1951, Royal Portrush has been confirmed as the venue for the 153rd Open in 2025. It follows the huge success of the 2019 edition, which was won by Shane Lowry.
Martin Slumbers, R&A chief executive, said: “We could not be more thrilled to be bringing The Open back to Royal Portrush in 2025. There will be huge excitement among golf fans around the world to see the best men’s players facing the challenge of this magnificent links once again.
“The Open in 2019 was a massive success and showed just how much collective enthusiasm, passion and commitment there is to make Royal Portrush one of the leading venues for the Championship and to build a distinctive golf tourism brand for Northern Ireland.
“We greatly appreciate the support we have received from the Northern Ireland Executive, our partner agencies and, of course, from the Club and its members. We look forward to working with them to deliver another fantastic celebration of golf in four years’ time.”
- The 153rd Open will be played at Royal Portrush from July 13-20, 2025.