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The 149th Open

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The R&A has decided to cancel The Open in 2020 due to the Covid-19 pandemic and the Championship will next be played at Royal St George’s in 2021.

The Open was due to be played in Kent from 12-19 July but it has been necessary to cancel the Championship based on guidance from the UK Government, the health authorities, public services and The R&A’s advisers. This is the first time since the Second World War that golf’s original Championship, first played in 1860, has been cancelled.

  • The 149th Open will now be played at Royal St George’s from 11-18 July 2021.

The R&A will transfer over tickets and hospitality packages purchased for the Championship in 2020 to The Open in 2021.

Purchasers who no longer wish to (or are no longer able to) attend in 2021 will receive a full refund.

Further information on this process will be sent directly to ticket and hospitality purchasers in due course.

Green Initiatives Grant Programme

This scheme is currently suspended. As soon as we have an update we will post details here.

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