R&A announces Royal Portrush will host the 2025 British Open

By David Dusek

Royal Portrush hosted its first British Open in 1951 and then waited 68 years before returning. The links in Northern Ireland created a fantastic venue for the 2019 championship, which Shane Lowry won, setting off one of the biggest parties the Emerald Isle has ever seen.

Wednesday morning, the R&A announced the wait for the next British Open at Royal Portrush won’t be nearly as long. The tournament is heading back in 2025.

“We could not be more thrilled to be bringing The Open back to Royal Portrush in 2025. There will be huge excitement among golf fans around the world to see the best men’s players facing the challenge of this magnificent links once again,” said Martin Slumbers, the chief executive of the R&A. “The Open in 2019 was a massive success and showed just how much collective enthusiasm, passion and commitment there is to make Royal Portrush one of the leading venues for the championship.”

While the 2022 British Open is heading to The Old Course at St. Andrews, multiple reports in July hinted that an announcement could be coming soon with regard to Royal Portrush. To many, it felt almost like a foregone conclusion that the tournament would return, soon.

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