London Golf Club announced as host of this year's English Open on European Tour

The English Open will be the first European Tour event to be held at London Golf Club in August since 2014. 

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Thu, 6 May 2021

London Golf Club announced as host of this year's English Open on European Tour

London Golf Club has been announced as the host of the English Open, which will be the fourth and final event of the European Tour's UK swing in 2021. 

The Jack Nicklaus-designed Heritage Course at London Golf Club will play host to the historic national open for the first time.

The course boasts a rich history of hosting elite professional events, beginning in 2008 with the first of two back-to-back editions of the European Open at the Kent venue.

Home favourite Ross Fisher emerged victorious in their first hosting of the prestigious tournament, overcoming Sergio Garcia by seven shots.

"We are delighted to be returning to London Golf Club later this year for the English Open," said Kieth Pelley, the Chief Executive Officer of the European Tour.

"We have enjoyed a long-standing relationship with the club, which was strengthened further when it became our very first European Tour Destination in 2010."

Frenchman Christian Cévaër claimed the 2009 European Open title on the Heritage Course, beating a world-class field including former World Number Ones Martin Kaymer, Rory McIlroy and Lee Westwood.

In 2014, London Golf Club’s International Course hosted the Volvo World Match Play where Finnish player Mikko Ilonen overcame his Scandinavian opponent, Henrik Stenson, in the final.

It has also been a popular stop on the Legends Tour in past years, hosting the 2018 and 2019 editions of the Staysure PGA Seniors Championship, which were won by Philip Golding and Phillip Price respectively.

The UK swing on the European Tour features events from Northern Ireland, Wales and Scotland and will be completed at the English Open in August.

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