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Royal Liverpool to stage 2022 Open

26th February 2019, 16:23 by Neil Foster

The Open Championship will return to Royal Liverpool in 2022, the Royal & Ancient has confirmed.

The prestigious tournament has been staged at Hoylake on 12 previous occasions but only twice in the last 52 years - in 2006 and 2014.

Tiger Woods lifted the Claret Jug 13 years ago while Rory McIlroy capped a stunning period of his career by taking the title the last time it was staged on the Wirral.

R&A chief executive Martin Slumbers is excited about the event going back to Merseyside and feels both the players and the spectators will be happy.

"The Open has a strong affinity with England's Golf Coast and following the success of the Championship at Royal Birkdale two years ago, we know that there will be tremendous excitement among golf fans at the prospect of a return to Royal Liverpool," he said.

"Its famous links has a cherished history and has produced a revered group of Champion Golfers, including Tiger Woods and Rory McIlroy most recently.

"It will be fascinating to see who will emerge from the world-class field to lift the Claret Jug in 2022."

This article originated on sportinastorm.com

Neil Foster is an experienced journalist who specialises in cricket and rugby union. Neil also has a solid knowledge of tennis, golf and football.

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