The Open returns to Portrush in 2025

The Open, golf’s UK-based major, is to return to Royal Portrush in 2025, the R&A has announced.

The news marks a quick return for the event to the Northern Irish links following its successful hosting two years ago.

As well as having a popular winner in Irishman Shane Lowry, the 2019 event attracted a crowd of 237,750 throughout the week – a record for the tournament outside of St Andrews.

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Portrush had not previously hosted The Open since 1951.

R&A chief executive Martin Slumbers said: “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.”

The 150th Open is scheduled to be held at St Andrews next year, with Royal Liverpool and Royal Troon hosting in 2023 and 2024

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