The world’s oldest major is going to Royal Liverpool. Here are all the details you need ahead of the 151st Championship
The Open Championship. It’s the final major of the year, the oldest of them all, and, for many, the most eagerly anticipated too.
There is a magic about the Open Championship and golf’s must-watch event is now so popular you have to win a ticket lottery to get a prized ticket.
After the celebrations of last year’s 150th championship at St Andrews, it now moves on to Royal Liverpool and the wonderful links at Hoylake.
It’s the 13th time the venerable club has staged the event. It was first held in 1897 when it was won by Harold Hilton. The most recent was in 2014 when the Claret Jug was claimed by Rory McIlroy.
In between, some of golf’s most storied names have negotiated the famous Merseyside turf and come out on top. JH Taylor on his fifth Open at Hoylake in 1913 and Walter Hagen his second in 1924.
Bobby Jones’ win in 1930, on his way to completing the Grand Slam, was so famous a portrait of the greatest amateur ever to play the game hangs in the Hoylake clubhouse.
Peter Thomson also claimed one of his five Claret Jugs at Royal Liverpool. It is an arena that breeds proper golfers and those most fitting of the title ‘Champion Golfer of the Year’.
Everything you need to know about the 151st Open Championship
Check out our comprehensive coverage of the 151st Open – from frequently asked questions, to the competition’s unique heritage, and how the course is shaping up – by reading and clicking on some of the links below.
Frequently Asked Questions
What are the odds for the 151st Open Championship?
Some of the current odds are as follows: Rory McIlroy 8/1, Jon Rahm 10/1, Scottie Scheffler 10/1, Brooks Koepka 16/1, Cameron Smith 18/1, Jordan Spieth 20/1, Xander Schauffele 20/1, and Viktor Hovland 22/11. Betting odds for The Open are constantly changing so please click here to review the live odds.
When and where will the 151st Open Championship take place?
The 151st Open Championship will be held from 20–23 July 2023 at the Royal Liverpool Golf Club in Hoylake, Merseyside, England.
How can I get tickets for the 151st Open Championship?
Digital tickets for the event will be available for download 4-6 weeks prior to the event. A Resale Platform is also available for ticket holders to resell their tickets to other fans securely and at face-value prices until July 2023.
Who won the last Open Championship?
The 150th Open Championship was won by Australia’s Cameron Smith, marking his first major title.
Who are the members of the LIV Golf League participating in the 151st Open?
Twelve members of the 2023 LIV Golf League, including reigning Open Champion Cameron Smith, have confirmed their entry into The 151st Open. To learn more about the full lineup, click here.
How can I watch the 151st Open Championship?
The 151st Open will be broadcasted live around the world by various broadcast partners. Comprehensive coverage, including live scoring, shot-by-shot data, and player highlights, will be available on The Open’s website. The One Club members will have access to additional live streams. An app, available for both Apple and Android devices, will also provide extensive coverage.
Are there any podcasts related to the 151st Open Championship?
Yes, The Open Podcasts will return for the 151st Open from Wednesday 19 July to Sunday 23 July that you can listen to here.
How does the qualifying process for the 151st Open Championship work?
Regional Qualifying took place at 15 courses in Great Britain and Ireland on 26 June. The leading finishers at each event earned places at Final Qualifying on 4 July. A minimum of 16 players from Final Qualifying will then participate in the 151st Open at Royal Liverpool.
What is the significance of the 17th hole at the Royal Liverpool Golf Club?
The 17th hole at Royal Liverpool has been revamped and could make or break the Championship for those at the top of the leaderboard. It will have dedicated coverage with enhanced audio on tee, enhanced shot data, and a ‘crowd cam’ to bring fans closer to the action during the 151st Open Championship.
Where will the final qualifying for the 151st Open Championship take place?
Final Qualifying for the 151st Open Championship will take place on Tuesday 4 July at Dundonald Links, Royal Cinque Ports, Royal Porthcawl, and West Lancashire.
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