Portrush included on The Open Championship roster

Royal Portrush 2 0614The Open Championship is coming back to Royal Portrush.

Organisers, the Royal and Ancient Society has confirmed that the famous links course has been added to their roster of host clubs.

After previously staging the tournament in 1951, the earliest that Portrush can be chosen to hold the battle for the Claret Jug again is in 2019 - but that will depend on development work and infrastructure around the course.

Chief Executive of the R&A, Peter Dawson says that Portrush has the history and the experience to make the tournament a success.