The Open will NOT be held in Wales any time soon, insist the R&A despite Women’s Open heading there in 2021
- Wales will host the women’s Open at at Royal Porthcawl in 2021
- But the R&A have no plans for the men’s event to be held in Wales
- Wales is the only country in the UK not to have hosted the tournament
The R&A made clear in no uncertain terms on Wednesday that the men’s Open will not be going to Wales in the foreseeable future.
No sooner had they announced that the Women’s Open will be staged at Royal Porthcawl in Mid Glamorgan in 2021, than the subject turned to the possibility of the men following suit.
Club captain Rhys James was enthusiastic about the possibility, but Johnnie Cole-Hamilton, executive director of championships for the R&A, held rather a different view.
The Open has never been held in Wales and it does not seem likely that it will be any time soon
‘It’s difficult for the captain to answer these questions but I can be quite clear that we currently have no plans to take the Open to Porthcawl,’ he said.
Wales is now the only part of the UK not to host the Open, following the successful return to the rota of Royal Portrush in Northern Ireland.