British Open Golf Tournament Quick Facts

July 14-17, 2022 – It is planned that the 150th open championship will be held at the Stary Pole at the address: St. Andrews, Scotland.

One hundred and fifty six players compete in the British Open.

The official name of the tournament is the Open Championship.

The top 70 players advance to the final 36 holes.

The winner is awarded the golf champion’s trophy, nicknamed the Claret Pitcher.


Most wins: Harry Vardon has the most British Open wins with six.

In most cases, runner-up: Jack Nicklaus was second place at the Open seven times.
Most appearances: Gary Player appeared at the British Open 46 times.
Oldest Winner: In 1867 “Old” Tom Morris Sr. became oldest golfer to win Open at the age of 46 years and 102 days.
Youngest Winner: In 1868, his son, “Young” Tom Morris Jr. became youngest golfer win the Open at 17 years and five months old.


October 17, 1860 – The first British Open is held at Prestwick Golf Club in Scotland. Only eight people play.

1894 – The British Open is starting to add other venues for the tournament. Royal st. George’s Golf Club in England became the first non-Scottish club to host the British Open.

1915-1919 – Opening canceled due to World War I.
1940-1945 – Opening canceled due to The Second World War.
May 19, 2016 – Muirfield Golf Club in Gullane, Scotland loses the right to host the Open Championship. after members voted against allowing women to become members. The club later says it will hold another vote.
July 1, 2016 – Royal Troon Golf Club voted to admit female membersbecoming the last club in the British Open rotation to admit women.
April 6, 2020 – Royal & Ancient announces that the 2020 Open has been canceled due to coronavirus pandemic. This is the first time the Open has been canceled since World War II.