Royal Troon to host The Open in 2023 as R&A announce venue for 152nd edition of the championship
- The R&A have announced that Royal Troon will host the Open in 2023
- It will be tenth occasion the Ayrshire course has hosted the tournament
- It was last held there in 2016 when Henrik Stenson lifted the Claret Jug
Royal Troon will host the 152nd Open Championship in 2023, tournament organiser the R&A has announced.
It will be the 10th time the Ayrshire course has hosted the game’s oldest major and the first occasion since Henrik Stenson lifted the Claret Jug following an epic duel with Phil Mickelson in 2016.
The occasion also marks the 100th anniversary of when The Open was first played at Royal Troon in 1923, when Arthur Havers defeated Walter Hagen by one stroke.
Royal Troon will host the 152nd Open Championship in 2023
R&A chief executive Martin Slumbers said: ‘Royal Troon is one of the world’s greatest championships links.
‘It has produced many memorable moments throughout the history of The Open including the dramatic duel between Henrik Stenson and Phil Mickelson that captivated millions of fans around the world in 2016.
‘We are very much looking forward to celebrating another milestone in the cherished history of The Open when we mark the 100th anniversary of the Championship first being played at Royal Troon.
‘It will be fascinating to see who will emerge from the world-class field to lift the Claret Jug in 2023.’
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