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British Open set for Royal Troon return

The British Open championship will return to Royal Troon for its 152nd edition in 2023, the organisers said on Monday.

The tournament was last held at the Scottish links course in South Ayrshire in 2016, when Swede Henrik Stenson lifted the Claret Jug prize.

It will be the 10th time the course has hosted the game's oldest major.

It will also be exactly 100 years on from the first time, back in 1923 when England's Arthur Havers was crowned champion.

"We're looking forward to celebrating another milestone in the cherished history of The Open when we mark the 100th anniversary of the Championship first being played at Royal Troon," R&A Chief Executive Martin Slumbers said in a statement.

St Andrews has already been confirmed to host the 2025 Open and with the R&A unlikely to stage the event in Scotland for three years running, Royal Portrush in Northern Ireland or one of the top English courses would be favourite for 2024.

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