All-Party Parliamentary Group for Golf welcomes announcement of venue for The 151st Open

The All-Party Parliamentary Group for Golf has welcomed the announcement that The 151st Open will be played at Royal Liverpool (Hoylake).

On Tuesday (26 February) it was announced that golf’s original championship would return to Royal Liverpool for the 13th time from 10-17 July 2022.

The Open was last played at Hoylake in 2014 when Rory McIlroy lifted the Claret Jug after completing a wire-to-wire victory by two strokes over Rickie Fowler and Sergio Garcia.

As well as providing compelling viewing for golf fans around the world, the championship also delivers significant economic benefits to its host region. In 2014, The Open helped local businesses across the region to enjoy an economic boost to the value of £76million.

All-Party Parliamentary Group for Golf Co-Chair and Member of Parliament for North Warwickshire, Craig Tracey MP, said “The Open is one of the world’s greatest sporting events and always provides fantastic entertainment for golf fans.

“I hope that forthcoming championships, including The 151st Open at Royal Liverpool will continue to inspire the next generation of young golfers.”

Member of Parliament for North East Fife and All-Party Parliamentary Group for Golf Co-Chair, Stephen Gethins MP, said “The Open is a special tournament for golf and sports fans across the United Kingdom and around the world.

“The tournament delivers a massive economic boost to its host region, and following the 150th Championship at St Andrews in my constituency, I’m sure that the 151st Open at Royal Liverpool will be a tremendous opportunity for that region too.”