Golf: The Open at Sandwich
The 2020 Open golf Championship is to be staged at Royal St George’s in Sandwich (just a half hour’s drive from Canterbury). The Open is golf’s oldest and most international Major championship.
The 149th Open will take place from 12th-19th July 2020, marking a return to the Sandwich course for the first time since 2011 when Irishman Darren Clarke won the tournament.
Martin Slumbers, chief executive of The R&A, added: “We are very much looking forward to the return of The Open to Royal St George’s in 2020. The Open is a true celebration of sport and the global spotlight will fall once again on Sandwich.
“Royal St George’s has produced a series of outstanding champion golfers over the last 120 years and it is a thrilling prospect for golf fans to see the greatest golfers competing on one of the world’s finest links courses once again.”
Royal St George’s first hosted The Open in 1894 – the first time the championship was played outside of Scotland.
Trains run from Sandwich to Canterbury (via Dover or Minster) and take approximately 45 minutes.