Date
14 - 17 Jul 22
Venue
St Andrews, Scotland
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The Open is golf’s original Championship. Played since 1860 on iconic links golf courses, it is the sport’s most international major championship with qualifying events on every continent.

For one week each year, the pursuit of the famous Claret Jug trophy is the focus of the sporting world, followed globally by millions of fans. Collin Morikawa is the defending champion for the historic 150th Open after his success at Royal St George’s in 2021.
The 150th Open

The Old Course, St Andrews

The 150th Open will be played over the Old Course at St Andrews, the oldest and most iconic golf course in the world. This summer offers a once-in-a-lifetime chance to celebrate a landmark occasion for one of sport’s most iconic major events in the historic Fife town. Zach Johnson won the last staging of The Open in St Andrews in 2015.

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Holes
18
Par
72
Length
7536
Slope Rating
120
Course Rating
70
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2021 Champion Golfer

of the Year

Venue

Royal St George's, England
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Colin Morikawa

USA
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Jordan Spieth

USA
As if winning the PGA Championship on his debut was not enough, Morikawa did the exact same thing at Royal St George's to create history last July, coming from behind on both occasions for two-stroke victories. Rounds of 67, 64, 68 and 66 gave Morikawa a 15-under aggregate of 265 in Sandwich, a record for the venue that proved enough for a two-shot triumph. His final round was bogey-free and ensured he overhauled long-time leader Louis Oosthuizen and held off a Sunday charge from Jordan Spieth.

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