According to a report from Reuters, According to an announcement by the Royal and Ancient (R&A) on Tuesday, the 154th edition of the British Open will be held at Royal Birkdale in 2026. The tournament is scheduled to take place from July 12th to July 19th.
The historic golf tournament, known as the oldest in the world, is returning to the Southport Links. This marks the first time the game has returned to this location since Jordan Spieth emerged victorious, securing his third major title. Spieth defeated his fellow American competitor, Matt Kuchar, with a three-stroke lead in an intense and closely contested duel.
In a statement, Martin Slumbers, the CEO of R&A, expressed that Royal Birkdale is a championship venue of exceptional quality on a global scale.
The exceptional course will once again present a challenging yet equitable examination of the skills and abilities of the world’s top male professional golfers, who will vie for the prestigious Claret Jug.
The Open Championship has been hosted at various golf courses since its inaugural tournament at Prestwick in 1860. The upcoming edition of the Open Championship is scheduled to take place at the esteemed Royal Liverpool Golf Club, commencing on July 20th and concluding on July 23rd.
The upcoming edition of the Open Championship is scheduled to take place at the esteemed Royal Troon Golf Club in Scotland. Subsequently, in 2025, the tournament will be held at the renowned Royal Portrush Golf Club located in Northern Ireland.