The R&A has announced that the 152nd Open Championship will be played at Royal Troon in Scotland from July 20-23, 2023.
The occasion will mark the 100th anniversary of when The Open was first played at the Ayrshire-based links in 1923, and it will be tenth time that the tournament has been held there.
The Open was last held at Troon in 2016, when Henrik Stenson shot a final round 63 to hold off the challenge of Phil Mickelson and win the championship with a record 20-under-par total of 264.
Martin Slumbers, Chief Executive of The R&A, said: “Royal Troon is one of the world’s greatest championships links. It has produced many memorable moments throughout the history of The Open. We are very much looking forward to celebrating another milestone in the cherished history of The Open and it will be fascinating to see who will emerge from the world class field to lift the Claret Jug in 2023.”
The Captain of Royal Troon, Des Bancewicz, said: “We are delighted to welcome the return of the world’s oldest major golf championship to Royal Troon and regard this as confirmation of the wonderful condition to which our historic links are maintained. The 152nd Open will also provide an excellent opportunity to celebrate 100 years of the Championship’s history at Royal Troon, which commenced with Arthur Havers’ victory in 1923.”
Joe FitzPatrick, Minister for Public Health, Sport and Wellbeing, said, “I am delighted that The R&A has decided to hold The 152nd Open in Scotland, the Home of Golf, in 2023. The Open is important to Scotland economically, culturally and reputationally, and Royal Troon is one of our finest and most prestigious courses. The last time The Open was played there in 2016 proved highly successful, with £110 million worth of benefits to Scotland.“
Royal Troon is also hosting this year’s AIG Women’s British Open from August 20-23.