The Royal Birkdale, near Southport, will host The Open Golf Championships in 2017, the R&A announced today.
Five-time Open Champion Tom Watson, who won The Open at Royal Birkdale in 1983 and at Carnoustie in 1975, joined The R&A to make the announcement at the Greenbrier.
He said “Royal Birkdale is a fine links course and I have always thoroughly enjoyed playing there.
"I think the players and the fans will be excited to see the top players playing these courses once again.”
The course will host The Open for the tenth time on July 20, 2017.
The R&A also announced today that Carnoustie will host the competition in 2018.
This year's Open Championship will be played at the Royal Liverpool, in Hoylake, Wirral, later this month.
Royal Birkdale will host The Open for the tenth time in 2017, the R&A has announced.
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A 16-year-old boy was hit on the head by an errant drive from the world's number two golfer, Rory McIlroy, at the Open Championship at Lytham.
Jason Blue, from Bristol, was taken to a first aid point.
He suffered bruising.
The star apologised and gave him an autographed glove.
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