The Open Championship is now the final major on the golfing calendar, so when is the 2020 Open Championship?

Brief history of the Open Championship

The Open Championship is the oldest major in golf with the inaugural tournament taking place in 1860 at Prestwick, where the first 12 tournaments were played.

The winner is presented with the famous Claret Jug and gets to keep the trophy until the next Open Championship. The winner is also referred to as the ‘Champion Golfer of the Year’.

Did you know…

Tom Morris is the youngest golfer to win the Open at 17 years old in 1868, whilst Old Tom Morris is the oldest to win in 1867 at 46 years old.

Greg Norman has the record for the lowest 72-hole score of 267, after rounds of 66-68-69-64 in 1993 at Royal St George’s.

Gary Player has made the most appearances to Open championships making the trip 47 times, his first win coming in 1959.

Where is the 2020 Open Championship?

The 2020 Open Championship will take place at Royal St. George’s. It will be the 15th time that it has hosted the Open.

Usually it would be The Old course in St. Andrews that would host the 2020 open championship, but to align with 150th Open Championship it will host 2021 open instead.

When is the 2020 Open Championship?

The 149th edition of The Open will played between Thursday 16 July and Sunday 19 July 2020 at Royal St. Georges Golf Club.

It is 9 years since the championship has visited Royal St. George’s in 2011, Darren Clarke lifted the Claret Jug on that occasion.

For more information visit The Open website.