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The 149th Open: R&A announce return of as much as 32,000 followers every day at Royal St George’s | Golf Information

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The 149th Open takes place at Royal St George’s from July 15-18, having been postponed final yr because of the coronavirus pandemic; Shane Lowry returns as defending champion after his victory at Royal Portrush in 2019

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Royal St George’s final hosted The Open in 2011

The Open will admit as much as 32,000 spectators every competitors day at this yr’s championship, organisers have introduced.

There had been uncertainty over the capability for subsequent month’s occasion at Royal St George’s in Kent after the UK Authorities introduced that present Covid-19 restrictions would stay in place till July 19.

The match, which is returning to the calendar this yr after being cancelled in 2020 because of the pandemic, takes place from July 15-18.

It has now been confirmed The Open might be included within the Authorities’s ‘Occasions Analysis Programme’, which is able to allow quite a lot of occasions to happen with increased capacities than current steerage permits.

“We’re happy to now be capable of proceed with our plans for having a big attendance at this yr’s championship,” stated Martin Slumbers, the chief govt of Open organisers the R&A.

“These followers will play an enormous function in creating a really particular ambiance because the world’s greatest gamers compete for the Claret Jug and we stay up for welcoming them to Royal St George’s.

“I want to acknowledge the assist and understanding we have now acquired from the federal government and public well being authorities, followers, gamers, our patrons and companions, as we have now labored by way of this extraordinarily difficult course of.”

Tradition Secretary Oliver Dowden added: “The Open Championship returns to Royal St George’s for the primary time in a decade and what higher solution to welcome its return than with greater than 30,000 followers every day watching the perfect golfers on this planet battle it out for the well-known Claret Jug.

“We have now at all times stated we are going to do all the things doable to return followers to our iconic cultural and sporting occasions as quickly, and as safely, as doable – and due to the exceptional success of our vaccine rollout and uptake of the NHS App we’re capable of take one other step ahead by way of our flagship Occasions Analysis Programme.”

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