The 148th edition of The Open gets underway today as Francesco Molinari looks to defend the Claret Jug.
Royal Portrush hosts the tournament for the first time since Max Faulkner’s victory here in 1951.
The Dunluce course is the only venue outside of Scotland and England to have hosted The Open.
But with this year’s competition taking shape, fans may already be wondering what’s in store for next year.
Where is The Open 2020?
Next year, The 149th Open will return to Royal St George’s in Kent, England.
The tournament was last staged there in 2011, with Darren Clarke emerging as the winner.
“It was an unbelievable feeling to lift the Claret Jug and know that my name was displayed on the trophy alongside so many of the greatest players ever to play the game,” said Clarke.
“The Open is what it is all about for me as a golfer and it is the championship I always dreamt of winning from when I first took up the game as a kid.
“I have so many wonderful memories from that week at Sandwich and I will be thrilled to go back there for The Open in 2020.”
When is The Open 2020?
The 149th Open will take place from July 12-19, 2020.
Martin Slumbers, Chief Executive of The R&A, said: “We are very much looking forward to the return of The Open to Royal St George’s in 2020.
“The Open is a true celebration of sport and the global spotlight will fall once again on Sandwich.
“Royal St George’s has produced a series of outstanding Champion Golfers over the last 120 years and it is a thrilling prospect for golf fans to see the greatest players competing on one of the world’s finest links courses.”
The Open 2020: Can I get tickets?
Tickets to attend Royal St George’s next year are on sale exclusively to members of The One Club.
The One Club is The Open’s very own membership scheme and is free to join.
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