It is played on the weekend of the third Friday in July, and is the last of the four major championships to be played each year. The championship is currently held on a different course each year. Of the 14 that have been used, 10 are currently used in the rota. All the courses on the rota are links courses .
Royal Liverpool and Royal Troon have been confirmed as the respective venues for The 151st Open in 2023 and The 152nd Open in 2024.
Players can qualify one of four ways, an exemption, via the Open Qualifying Series (OQS), via local qualifying , or if the field size has not reached 156, being one of the highest rated players in the official golf rankings that is not already qualified .
In 2020, The 149th Open has been cancelled by the R&A due to COVID-19 pandemic and the Championship will next be played in 2021 as it returns to England where Royal St. George’s will host The Open , sometimes referred to as The British Open or The Open Championship. Where is The Open in 2021?
The Royal & Ancient Golf Club of St Andrews has announced that The Open , sometimes referred to as The British Open , will be hosted at Royal St George’s Golf Club in 2021 . The 2021 Open will be the 149th playing of the championship and the 15th time that golf’s oldest major will be played at Sandwich in Kent, England.
open to all golfers
The event is the championship of the United States Golf Association, and in having a very strict exempt qualifiers list – made up of recent major champions, professionals currently ranked high in the world rankings or on the previous year’s money lists around the world, and leading amateurs from recent USGA events –
With a win , you get a 10-year U.S. Open exemption as well as five-year exemptions into the Open , Masters and PGA Championship. The winner also punches their ticket to the following year’s Tournament of Champions, a no-cut event that guarantees a nice payday.
How much prize money does the winner get? This year’s winner of the British Open will earn $1,935,000 , along with the coveted Claret Jug. Last year’s champion Francesco Molinari took home $1.89 million .
According to Lagle, there is still quite a bit of debate among historians as to the origins of golf , but there is no doubt that the Scots cultivated the foundations of the modern game. “Early ball and stick games can be traced back to the 13th century,” Lagle told me.
Youngest Major Winners (Since 1900)
|21 years, 7 months, 25 days||Willie Anderson||1901 U.S. Open Championship|
|21 years, 8 months||Walter Hagen||1914 U.S. Open Championship|
|21 years, 8 months, 16 days||Jordan Spieth||2015 Masters Tournament|
|21 years, 10 months, 25 days||Jordan Spieth||2015 U.S. Open|