In 2021 The Open will return to Royal St George’s, Sandwich.
The 2020 Open Championship was scheduled to be the 149th edition of the tournament and held at Royal St George's Golf Club. It is located in Sandwich Bay, a long sweeping inlet of the sea between Ramsgate and Deal, on the east coast of Kent, England. The coastal area consists of sand flats with their associated salt marshes and coastal sand dunes. These conditions are well suited to links golf, with Prince's Golf Club and Royal Cinque Ports Golf Club, both previous Open venues, found immediately north and south of Royal St George's.
The 2020 Open Championship was scheduled to be the 149th Open Championship and would have been held 16–19 July 2020 at Royal St George's Golf Club in Sandwich, England. It was to be the 15th Open Championship played at Royal St George's, and the first since Darren Clarke won in 2011. Alterations to the course since 2011 include changes to bunkers on the 4th, 5th, 7th, 17th and 18th holes.
On 19 March, the R&A released a statement regarding the COVID-19 pandemic, stating they were examining a range of scenarios for staging the championships, with the focus on proceeding as planned, but also considering other available contingency options. On 6 April, the R&A announced the Championship was cancelled for 2020; it was the first time since the Second World War that the event was not held.
The dates for the 149th Open Championship at Royal St George's in 2021 are:
12th, 13th, 14th, 15th, 16th, 17th, 18th July