Created: 13 February 2018
History will be made once again at the home of golf in 2021 when The 150th Open is played at St Andrews from 11-18 July, the 30th time that The Open has been played over the world-renowned Old Course.
The championship was last played in St Andrews in 2015 when Zach Johnson defied difficult weather conditions to defeat Marc Leishman and 2010 Champion Golfer of the Year Louis Oosthuizen in a four-hole play-off and land his second major title.
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 150 th Championship at the home of golf in 2021.''
The Old Course first hosted The Open in 1873 when the 13 th Championship was played over an 18-hole course for the first time and was won by Tom Kidd.
Since then, the historic links has witnessed some of golf’s most notable players go on to become Champion Golfer of the Year including JH Taylor, James Braid, Bobby Jones, Peter Thomson, Bobby Locke, Jack Nicklaus, Seve Ballesteros, Sir Nick Faldo and Tiger Woods.