Royal St George’s Golf Club has been named as the host venue for the 149th Open Championship.
The last time Royal St. George’s hosted the Open it was Darren Clarke who lifted the Claret Jug in 2011.
Martin Slumbers, Chief Executive of The R&A, said, “We are very much looking forward to the return of The Open to Royal St George’s in 2020. The Open is a true celebration of sport and the global spotlight will fall once again on Sandwich."
“Royal St George’s has produced a series of outstanding Champion Golfers over the last 120 years and it is a thrilling prospect for golf fans to see the greatest players competing on one of the world’s finest links courses.”
James Furber, the Captain of Royal St George’s, said, “We are delighted and honoured to be invited to host The Open in 2020. This is tremendous news for the Club and a wonderful commercial opportunity for Sandwich, Thanet and Kent."
“The Club is most grateful to all those in the local authorities who have worked so hard with us over the last few years to bring this about. We look forward to working with The R&A and others over the next three years to deliver one of the world’s most prestigious championships in 2020.”
Usually St Andrews to hosts the Open every five years. However, it is highly likely that the Old Course will now host the Open in 2011 instead as the Championship celebrates its 150th anniversary.
Next Open Championship Venues:
2017 Royal Birkdale
2019 Royal Portrush
2020 Royal St. George’s