The Open golf

The 146th Open, Royal Birkdale, 16 - 23 July 2017.

The Open is the oldest championship in professional golf, and the Claret Jug - first presented in 1873 - is one of the most iconic trophies in sport.

Hosting for the tenth time, Royal Birkdale is a rolling links course near Southport, 20 miles north of Liverpool.


The Open returns to Scotland in 2018 when Carnoustie hosts the 147th Open from 15 - 22 July.

Find out more

Find out more on The Open website, including how to get to Royal Birkdale by train and buying tickets for the 146th Open. You can also register online for priority access to tickets and hospitality packages for The Open in 2018 and beyond.