Published: Thu, February 27, 2020
Sport | By Kayla Schwartz

British Open returns to Royal Troon for 152nd edition in 2023

British Open returns to Royal Troon for 152nd edition in 2023

Henrik Stenson beat Phil Mickelson to lift the Claret Jug on a thrilling final day the last time in 2016.

In the first Open at Royal Troon, Arthur Havers defeated the legend Walter Hagen by a single stroke.

The Open Championship will be played at Royal Troon in 2023, the 100th anniversary of the first time the Scottish links course hosted the tournament.

"Royal Troon will also play host to this year's AIG Women's British Open, further emphasising our strong relationship with The R&A and our collective support for women's golf".

Stenson joined an illustrious list of Champion Golfers of the Year following a memorable final-round duel with Phil Mickelson, with the Swede firing a high-quality 63 to claim a three-shot victory on 20 under par - the lowest winning score to par in Open history.

The R&A have admitted, however, that when it comes to The Open the size of RL&SA is a concern as it looks to maximise commercial success by accommodating bigger crowds and an ever-expanding tented village.

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The upcoming Open venues, in order: Royal St. George's, St. Andrews and Royal Liverpool.

Royal Troon will host The Open in 2023, but the need to make the event the biggest money-spinner possible could herald a return to Royal Portrush as soon as 2024.

Martin Slumbers, Chief Executive of The R&A, said, "Royal Troon is one of the world's greatest championships links".

The 152nd Open will be played from 16-23 July 2023.

"The Open is important to Scotland economically, culturally and reputationally, and Royal Troon is one of our finest and most prestigious courses".

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