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When is the 2019 Open Championship

When is the 2019 Open Championship?

We get the lowdown on the 148th edition of the tournament
 

In 2019 the Open Championship will become the final golf major of the year with the PGA Championship moving to May.

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 2019 Open Championship?

The 2019 Open Championship will take place at Royal Portrush for the first time since 1951, which is the only time the courses has hosted the Open.

Max Faulkner was the winner that year but the course will have a different look to it this time around. The 17th and 18th of the current links are to be replaced with two new holes on different land and they will become the 7th and 8th.

This means that the 7th to 16th will play as the back nine and the old 17th and 18th will be used as the tented village for the tournament.

When is the 2019 Open Championship?

The 148th edition of The Open will played between Thursday 18 July and Sunday 21 July 2019 at Royal Portrush Golf Club.

It is the first time that the championship has visited Royal Portrush since 1951, Max Faulkner lifted the Claret Jug on that occasion.

Who is the current Champion Golfer of the Year?

When is the 2019 Open Championship

Franseco Molinari is the current Champion Golfer of the Year after his two-shot victory at Carnoustie in 2018.

The Italian didn’t record a single bogey over the weekend as he showed tremendous composure to lift his maiden major title on one of golf’s toughest courses.

Matthew Beedle

National Club Golfer and National Club Golfer magazine

Matthew has been playing golf since he was around 13 and took up the game at a local nine-hole municipal course with his friends before joining Pontefract & District Golf Club just over the hedge.

Still a member of Pontefract with a handicap of 3, he currently sits on the board of directors to help with digital and marketing initiatives in order to improve membership and visitor income.

Matthew graduated university with a First Class in Sports Journalism from Leeds Trinity University and has been working in the golf industry since graduating.

NCG’s social media & marketing manager, Matthew’s main job role is to increase website traffic to the National Club Golfer website via our email and social media channels as well as driving entries to grow our NCG Top 100s Tour events amongst other tasks.

Not one to change his equipment too often, Matthew currently plays the TaylorMade M2 driver which has lasted the test of time in his bag. Elsewhere, you’ll find him using the TaylorMade Stealth 2 three-wood with a Ping G425 Crossover 2-iron to aid his long game.

Through his 4-iron to Gap Wedge, Matthew uses the Ping i500 irons accompanied by Ping’s Glide 3.0 56-degree and 60-degree wedges.

Another club that has stood the test of time in his bag is a Nike Method Core MC-3i putter which has had to have the SuperStroke grip changed at least three times. Ball of choice is the Titleist ProV1.

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