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Posted on 13.02.18

150th Open to be played at St Andrews in 2021

The Old Course at St Andrews has been unveiled as the venue for the historic 150th staging of The Open in 2021 by The R&A.

The Open, first competed for in 1860, is the world’s oldest and most prestigious professional golf championships and has been held at the Old Course a total of 29 times – more than any other venue.

Now it is set to welcome The 150th Open in an historic move as the golf world celebrates the iconic championship in Scotland.

Paul Bush OBE, Director of Events, said: “It is great news that The R&A have decided to stage the historic 150th playing of The Open at St Andrews, a venue synonymous with the greatest names and most memorable moments in golf. In 2015 in St Andrews we saw record crowds at The Open and we are looking forward to working with The R&A to ensure 2021 is even bigger and better.”

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 world-renowned 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 defied difficult weather conditions to defeat Marc Leishman and 2010 Champion Golfer of the Year Louis Oosthuizen in a four-hole play-off and land his second major title.

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