Here is a preview of the British Open.
July 14-17, 2022 – The 150th Open Championship is set to take place on the Old Course in St Andrews, Scotland.
July 15-18, 2021 – Collin Morikawa wins the 149th Open Championship at Royal St. George’s in Sandwich, Kent, England. Originally scheduled for July 12-19, 2020, the tournament was canceled due to the coronavirus pandemic.
The British Open is one of four Grand Slam golf tournaments; the others are the Masters, the PGA Championships and the US Open.
One hundred and fifty-six players participate in the British Open.
The official name of the tournament is The Open Championship.
The top 70 players qualify for the last 36 holes.
The winner is awarded the Golf Champion Trophy, nicknamed the Claret Jug.
Most wins: Harry Vardon has the most British Open wins with six.
Mostly as a finalist: Jack Nicklaus has been a finalist seven times at the Open.
Most appearances: Gary Player appeared 46 times at the British Open.
Oldest winner: In 1867, “Old” Tom Morris Sr. became the oldest golfer to win the Open at 46 years and 102 days.
Youngest winner: In 1868, his son, “Young” Tom Morris Jr. became the youngest golfer to win the Open at 17 years and five months.
October 17, 1860 – The first British Open is played at the Prestwick Golf Club in Scotland. Only eight men play.
1894 – The British Open is starting to add more tournament locations. The Royal St. George’s Golf Club in England is the first non-Scottish club to host the British Open.
1915-1919 – The Open is canceled due to World War I.
1940-1945 – The Open is canceled due to World War II.
May 19, 2016 – Muirfield Golf Club in Gullane, Scotland is losing the right to host The Open Championship after members voted against allowing women to become members. The club later say they will hold another vote.
July 1, 2016 – The Royal Troon Golf Club votes to allow women members, becoming the last of the clubs in the British Open rotation to admit women.
April 6, 2020 – The Royal & Ancient announces that The 2020 Open has been canceled due to the coronavirus pandemic. This is the first time the Open has been canceled since World War II.