The 154th Open: The renowned Royal Birkdale course has hosted The Open 10 times, most recently for Jordan Spieth’s thrilling triumph in 2017; the 154th Open will be contested there from July 16-19, 2026.
The R&A has confirmed that the 154th Open will be held at Royal Birkdale in 2026.
The legendary course has hosted the tournament ten times, most recently in 2017, when Jordan Spieth won the Claret Jug for the first time in a dramatic final round.
At Royal Birkdale, Spieth joined a distinguished list of champions that includes Peter Thomson, Arnold Palmer, Lee Trevino, Johnny Miller, Tom Watson, Ian Baker-Finch, Mark O’Meara, and Padraig Harrington.
Royal Birkdale is a world-class championship location, and its excellent links will once again present the world’s finest men’s professional golfers with a demanding but fair test of their talents and capabilities as they battle for the Claret Jug’, said Martin Slumbers, CEO of The R&A.
“It has produced many unforgettable moments that will live on in the annals of this historic Championship, including a thrilling final round in 2017 when Spieth won for the first time.
“We’re looking forward to another special occasion in three years, and it’ll be exciting to see who emerges to join a long list of renowned Champion Golfers who have won at Royal Birkdale.”
“We are thrilled and honoured to have been chosen as the host venue for The Open in 2026,” stated Andrew Maxwell, Captain of Royal Birkdale and Chairman of the Championship Committee. “We are thrilled to welcome the world’s best players to our breathtaking course and provide them with a true test of links golf.”
“The Open is one of the sporting world’s crown jewels,” said Steve Rotheram, Mayor of the Liverpool City Region, and to have the opportunity to play host to it not just once – but twice in three years – is an incredible achievement for our area.”
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