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The Open in 2020 cancelled

The Open Championship will be played at Royal St George’s in 2021.
The Open in 2020 cancelled

The Royal and Ancient Golf Club of St Andrews has decided to cancel The Open in 2020 due to the current Covid-19 pandemic. The Open Championship will be played at Royal St George’s in 2021.

The Open was scheduled to be played in Kent from 12-19 July but has been cancelled based on guidance from the UK Government, the health authorities, public services and The R&A’s advisers. The Open, also known as the British Open, was first played in 1860 and this is the first time since the World War II that it has been cancelled.

The 149th Open will be played at Royal St George’s from 11-18 July 2021 and the 150th Open will be played at St Andrews from 10-17 July 2022.

Martin Slumbers, Chief Executive of The R&A, said, “Our absolute priority is to protect the health and safety of the fans, players, officials, volunteers and staff involved in The Open. We care deeply about this historic Championship and have made this decision with a heavy heart. We appreciate that this will be disappointing for a great many people around the world but this pandemic is severely affecting the UK and we have to act responsibly. It is the right thing to do.

“I can assure everyone that we have explored every option for playing The Open this year but it is not going to be possible.”

The R&A will transfer tickets and hospitality packages to The Open in 2021 with refunds also available.
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