History will be made at the home of golf in 2021, when the 150th Open is played at St Andrews in Scotland from July 15-18.
Marking a true celebration of golf’s original championship and its historic ties to St Andrews, the occasion will be the 30th time that the Open has been played over the Old Course, where many of the greatest names in the history of golf have lifted the famous Claret Jug and been crowned Champion Golfer of the Year.
Golf’s most international major championship was last played in St Andrews in 2015 when Zach Johnson beat Marc Leishman and Louis Oosthuizen in a four-hole play-off to land his second major title.
Martin Slumbers, Chief Executive of The R&A, said, “The Open holds a very special place in the hearts of golf and sports fans around the world. The Championship enjoys a historic and celebrated relationship with the Old Course in St Andrews and we are excited to be marking the occasion of the 150th Championship at the home of golf in 2021.
“St Andrews has produced a revered group of outstanding Champion Golfers since The Open was first played on the Old Course in 1873. Once again we look forward to seeing the greatest players take on the challenge of the world’s most iconic links course in their pursuit of the Claret Jug.”