For the first time in 25 years, Royal Lytham & St Annes Golf Club shall play host to The Senior Open when the Championship returns to England in 2019.
In a joint announcement, The R&A and European Tour announced that Royal Lytham & St Annes will host the 33rd edition of The Senior Open Championship from July 25-28, 2019.
Royal Lytham & St Annes is arguably the toughest of England’s championship links courses. Unusual for a British links, it does not sit beside the sea. Its main defense is the vast numbers of deep bunkers guarding both the fairways as well as the greens that present a virtual one-shot penalty. It enjoys a very special atmosphere, as it was here in 1926 that Bobby Jones won The Open Championship, and his legendary shot to the 17th green is commemorated by a plaque.
Most recently The Senior Open was played in Wales at Royal Porthcawl where Bernard Langer was victorious for his third time. The 2018 Senior Open Championship returns to Scotland, the Home of Golf where it will for the first time be played at the Old Course, St Andrews Links. The 2019 Senior Open at Royal Lytham & St Annes will mark its fifth occasion hosting the event, the last time being 1994 after hosting the Championship for four consecutive years.
Royal Lytham & St Annes to host 2019 Senior Open Championship
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