Online Community Exhibition - now live!
Due to Covid-19 restrictions, we're unable to hold the planned community exhibition at The Guildhall. However, you can see all the information online, including details of local traffic and parking restrictions, public transport and park-and-ride sites for The Open, sustainability and legacy, along with information on the economic benefits of hosting The Open. There is also a comprehensive list of answers to Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about The Open.
Championship Update - 11 May 2021
Message from Martin Slumbers, Chief Executive of The R&A:
"As we look forward with increasing optimism, and continuing caution, to an exciting summer of sport in the UK, I would like to update you on our planning for The 149th Open at Royal St George’s from 11-18 July 2021.
"The situation with the Covid-19 pandemic continues to improve in the UK and the rapid roll-out of the vaccine programme gives us growing confidence that we will be able to welcome a significant number of fans to the Championship as part of a reduced capacity model.
"The pandemic has certainly not gone away, however, and is still extracting a terrible human cost in some parts of the world. Our thoughts and best wishes continue to be with all those affected.
"We are working hard with the government, public health authorities and our health and safety advisers to ensure that we comply fully with all emerging guidelines. Our absolute priority is to ensure we can stage The Open safely for all involved."
Read the full message from Martin Slumbers.