The Open Championship will head to Hoylake for the 13th time in 2022.
Royal Liverpool To Host 2022 Open Championship
The course, which has seen some of the finest golfers compete and achieve victory, including Tiger Woods, Peter Thomson, Walter Hagen, and Bobby Jones, last hosted the event back in 2014 where Northern Irishman Rory McIlroy emerged as the wire-to-wire victor.
Martin Slumbers, Chief Executive of The R&A, said, “The Open has a strong affinity with England’s Golf Coast and following the success of the Championship at Royal Birkdale two years ago we know that there will be tremendous excitement among golf fans at the prospect of its return to Royal Liverpool.
“Its famous links has a cherished history and has produced a revered group of Champion Golfers, including Tiger Woods and Rory McIlroy most recently. It will be fascinating to see who will emerge from the world class field to lift the Claret Jug in 2022.”
Sir Ian Gilmore, Captain of Royal Liverpool, said, “We are thrilled to be hosting The Open at Hoylake again – the thirteenth to be held here. Support for world class sport in Merseyside and the North West is intense and passionate. Fans will turn out in force expecting another great winner to join the pantheon of great Champion Golfers who have won at Hoylake – Tiger Woods and Rory McIlroy being the last two – a testament to the quality of our course that always seems to find the world’s best golfer. Roll on 2022!”
Royal Liverpool first hosted The Open back in 1897 where Golf Monthly‘s first editor Harold Hilton emerged victorious.
The 2022 edition will be held between the 10th and 17th July and is expected to bring a huge economic boost to the region as it did back in 2014 and 2006.
230,000 people turned up in 2006 to watch Tiger Woods win which was a record until Royal Birkdale in 2017.
Leader of Wirral Council, Cllr Phil Davies, added, “We are thrilled to be welcoming the world’s best golfers back to Hoylake. The last time The Open was held on our peninsula our local businesses in Wirral and across the region enjoyed an economic boost to the tune of £76 million.
“The impact of an event of this scale – the global profile, thousands of visitors – is just fantastic for everyone in our borough. Local shops, restaurants and every resident, I am sure, will already be counting the days to what is always a special occasion.”
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