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The Open: Everything you need to know about the 151st Open Championship at Hoylake

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’.

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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 22/1​1​. 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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‘Go on, Tommy lad!’: A round with the Fleetwood army at Hoylake

Alex Fitzpatrick’s Claret Jug dream ‘hasn’t crossed his mind’ after day three 65

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It’s in! Travis Smyth hits Open ace on controversial 17th!

The dreaded S-word! Justin Rose shanks shot out of bounds at The Open

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“I would rather win three times” – Jon Rahm after record-breaking 63

Battling Rory McIlroy ‘pleased’ with opening round 71 after tricky start

Patio slip Thursday, shoot 68 Friday – an incredible 24 hours for Tom Kim

‘It’ll be my turn soon’: Is Tommy Fleetwood on the cusp of Open glory?

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What they said: Hear from The Open’s leading lights at Royal Liverpool

Tommy Fleetwood has imagined home Open win ‘a million times’

Punch me if anything changes! Wyndham Clark’s feet are firmly grounded at The Open

‘I hope they don’t catch me on a bad hole!’: Jon Rahm sends warning to Open protest threats

Brooks Koepka reveals Ryder Cup talks with Zach Johnson at The Open

Matt Fitzpatrick downplays chance of Open glory at his ‘weakest major’

‘We will be drinking out of it again!’: Cameron Smith’s Claret Jug vow

The tranquil and therapeutic pleasure of following the last group at The Open

The question we all want answered: How much is a pint at The Open?

Rickie Fowler branded ‘coward’ after pulling out of Leeds United takeover

The biggest gear changes at the 151st Open

Open Rules of Golf

The local rule that molded Christo Lamprecht’s swing

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The Open rules you won’t see at your weekend medal

Why didn’t Gary Woodland get relief from a fence?

All about the course

The tranquil and therapeutic pleasure of following the last group at The Open

The view from The Open’s 17th hole is just insane!

Will internal out of bounds decide the destiny of The Open?

Firm and fast or soft and spinny: Which conditions make a better Open Championship?

Beware the bunkers! Scottie Scheffler names biggest dangers at Royal Liverpool

How to rake the bunkers – Open style

Where is the driving range at The Open?

Stressful or stress-free? The jury’s out on the 3rd hole at Hoylake

Royal Liverpool Golf Club course review

134 yards of terror: Is this tiny par 3 where The Claret Jug will be won or lost?

Is it worth queuing for a grandstand seat at the Open?

It’s The Open’s newest hole ready to torment the world’s best players – but how did we get on?

What does it take to hold an Open? Hoylake’s James Bledge reveals all

The only hole better than the 17th at Hoylake? That’s the 19th!

The heritage

Let’s settle this: Is it the British Open or The Open?

A major is born: The fascinating story of the 1860 Open Championship

How old is the Open Championship?

The Claret Jug: A brief history of golf’s most famous trophy

Open Championships that rocked the world

Open Championship winners: The full list of Champion Golfers of the Year

Amateur performances that stunned The Open

Maurice Flitcroft: How ‘the world’s worst golfer’ hoaxed his way in

Who is playing and how is the tournament staged?

The Open Championship Field: Who is playing at Hoylake in 2023?

How to qualify: Who is exempt?

What is the playoff format?

Cut rule: How many players make it to the weekend?

Next year and beyond

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