Royal Portrush in contention to host 2019 Open

Royal Portrush 2 0614Royal Portrush is back in contention to host The Open Championship.

It's emerged that the European Tour is now seriously considering the possibility of the famous County Antrim course playing host to the 2019 Open.

An announcement by the Royal and Ancient is expected as early as next week after discussions with the club and the Northern Ireland Executive.

The course received positive reviews after their successful staging of the Irish Open in 2012.

Royal Portush played host to the 1951 Open Championship, which was the only tournament to be staged outside of England or Scotland.