(Reuters) – The British Open championship will return to Royal Liverpool Golf Club in Hoylake for its 151st edition in 2022, organisers the R&A said on Tuesday.
The tournament was last held at the venue in 2014 when four-times major winner Rory McIlroy lifted the Claret Jug prize.
More than 230,000 fans watched Tiger Woods triumph at Hoylake in 2006, a then record attendance for a British Open held outside of St Andrews.
“We know there will be tremendous excitement at the prospect of its return to Royal Liverpool,” R&A chief executive Martin Slumbers said in a statement on the 2022 tournament that will be held from July 10-17.
(Reporting by Shrivathsa Sridhar in Bengaluru; Editing by Andrew Cawthorne)