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Ticket update for The 149th Open

The iconic setting of the first tee at Royal St George's

Outside of Scotland, there is no course drenched in as much Open history as Royal St George’s.

Founded in 1887 by Dr William Laidlaw Purves to be a rival to St Andrews in the south of England, the links course has hosted the battle for the Claret Jug on 14 occasions.

Not only that, it became the first venue outside of Scotland to hold The Open when John Henry Taylor was crowned Champion Golfer of the Year in 1894 on the Kent coastline.

While other courses outside of Scotland have since gone on to host the most prestigious major in golf, Royal St George’s remains the most frequently visited of them all.

The history of The Open at Royal St George's

The 149th Open is the fastest selling Open of all time with Weekly and Weekend Bundles already sold out. 99% of the tickets for Sunday's final round on 19 July 2020 have sold out with limited availability for Saturday's third round too.

Kent is set to play host to a fascinating four days of golf and fans are being urged to make sure they get their hands on tickets to avoid disappointment.

Next year will be the first time the battle for the Claret Jug has been contested on the historic Kent links since 2011, when Darren Clarke was crowned Champion Golfer of the Year. Emotions ran high as the Northern Irishman won his maiden major with a three-shot victory over Dustin Johnson and Phil Mickelson.

Darren Clarke's winning putt at Royal St George's in 2011

The popular victory was the realisation of a childhood dream for Clarke, having spent hours in front of the TV watching every shot of The Open when he was growing up.

Next year will therefore provide a perfect opportunity for golfers old and new to make sporting history when they tee off on July 16, 2020 – and it’s an occasion not to be missed.

Don’t miss out on the drama of The 149th Open at Royal St George’s and book your ticket today.