St Andrews to host 2021 Open Championship

The Open

The 2021 Open will be staged at St Andrews, it has been confirmed today.

It brings to a close one of golf's worst kept secrets, with the year 2021 coinciding with the 150th staging of the Championship and the 30th time over the Old Course.

Speculation was heightened even further that St Andrews would get the nod to host golf's oldest major in 2021 after Royal St George's was awarded the 2020 Championship in February last year.

Since 1990, St Andrews had hosted the Championship every five years with Zach Johnson the most recent winner around the Old Course in 2015, where he defeated Louis Oosthuizen and Marc Leishman in a play-off.

Zach Johnson

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. 

Future Open venues

2018: Carnoustie
2019: Royal Portrush
2020: Royal St George's
2021: St Andrews

Past Open winners at St Andrews (back to 1970)

2015: Zach Johnson
2010: Louis Oosthuizen
2005: Tiger Woods
2000: Tiger Woods
1995: John Daly
1990: Sir Nick Faldo
1984: Seve Ballesteros
1978: Jack Nicklaus
1970: Jack Nicklaus

The Championship will take place from July 11-18, 2021.

Share this Article

share-logo
twitter-logo facebook-logo

Latest Videos See all videos right arrow

play button
DRIVING TIPS FROM A TOUR PRO | with Ewen Ferguson
Ewen Ferguson
play button
WATCH: A round of golf with Justin Thomas
Watch
play button
CAN A CLUB GOLFER COMPETE WITH A TOUR PRO?
David Law
play button
HOW TO WARM UP FOR A ROUND OF GOLF LIKE A TOUR PRO
David Law
See all videos right arrow

Golf News

Pro launches scathing attack on PGA Tour
Collin Morikawa: “Representing USA is the biggest honour”
Rickie Fowler provides Tiger Woods rehab update
Scott Herald triumphs on Get Back To Golf Tour
Rickie Fowler aims dig at Bryson DeChambeau

Other Top Stories

Tiger Woods: Inside his $41million Florida mansion
The very best pubs in St Andrews
The Scottish Golf Course Emoji Quiz!
24 lies every bad golfer tells
Doug Sanders: The extraordinary life of golf's original playboy

Quick Fault 'n' Fixes See all videos right arrow

play button
Taking your hands out of the golf swing
Watch
play button
Good fundamentals are key to a good golf swing
Watch
play button
How to keep your swing on plane
Callaway
play button
How to improve your strike with Peter Barber
Watch
See all videos right arrow