St. Andrews to host 2015 Open Championship

Louis Oosthuizen after winning the 2010 Open Championship at the Old Course at St. Andrews.

Louis Oosthuizen after winning the 2010 Open Championship at the Old Course at St. Andrews.

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The Old Course at St. Andrews will host the 2015 Open Championship, the R&A announced today.

The 144th running of the game’s oldest major will take place July 16-19, 2015. It will mark the 29th time the Open Championship has been held at the Old Course.

The announcement doesn’t come as much of a surprise considering the home of golf has been staging the Open Championship every five years since 1990.

“We are delighted to announce that The Open will be returning to St. Andrews and the historic Old Course in 2015,” said R&A chief executive Peter Dawson.

“St. Andrews has proved time and again that it is perfectly equipped to host The Open and I am certain we will yet again see a worthy winner lift the Claret Jug.

“Players, spectators and officials alike will welcome a return to the game’s spiritual home and I fully expect that we will witness another thrilling Championship."

The next three Open Championships will be held at Royal Lytham St. Anne’s, Muirfield and Royal Liverpool.

The Old Course might currently be on a five–year rotation, but expect that cycle to be broken in 2020. That year marks the 149th Open Championship, with the 150th coming the year after. Expect the R&A to take the championship to St. Andrews in 2021 to celebrate the 150th Open.

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