The Open is now the final major on the golfing calendar, so when is the 2021 Open Championship?

Brief history of the Open Championship

The Open 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 2021 Open Championship?

The 2021 Open Championship will take place at the Old Course in St. Andrews. It will be the 30th time that it has hosted the Open.

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

The last time The Open visited the Old Course was in 2015 and Zach Johnson was victorious in a play-off over Marc Leishman and Louis Oosthuizen.

When is the 2021 Open Championship?

The 150th edition of The Open will played between Thursday 15 July and Sunday 18 July 2021 at the Old Course in St.Andrews

Who is the defending champion?

The defending champion for The Open in 2021 will be announced at the conclusion of the 2020 Open Championship.