The home of golf is set to host the 150th anniversary at St Andrews' Old Course. 

162 years and 149 Opens later, the world's greatest players are about to head to Fife for the historic contest for the Claret Jug.

This is the 30th time that St Andrews has held the competition and is set to feature headline players like Tiger Woods, Rory McIlroy, Jon Rahm, Scottie Scheffler, Justin Thomas and fresh off his US Open win Matt Fitzpatrick. 

Here's everything you need to know ahead of the landmark championship before they tee off. 

When is the 150th Open Championship? 2022 Date and start time

The 150th Open Championship will be held from Thursday, July 14 to Sunday, July 17 2022.

The contest is taking place at the Old Course in St Andrews, Scotland.

Play starts at 6:45 am on the opening two days and then at 8 am over the weekend.

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The 150th Open Championship: Tee times and field

The field will be made up of 156 players before the cut on Friday night.

The opening two rounds' tee times will be confirmed on Tuesday, July 12.

There are several former champions expected to compete like Darren Clarke, Mark Calcavecchia Ernie Els, David Duval and John Daly.

Fans will also be able to see two other previous winners; Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson.

Woods sat out of June's US Open in order to focus on the St Andrews' tournament.

Alongside the likes of Dustin Johnson and Bryson DeChambeau, Mickelson is one of the LIV Golf defectors and while he has has a controversial season, LIV players are set to play in the championship.

150th Open Championship open ballot tickets

All tickets for the Open Championship have been allocated via its ticket ballot. 

If you are a ticketholder but have questions about parking, refunds, Covid-19 protocols or anything else, visit the Frequently Asked Questions via The Open website.

The open ballot for the 151st Open at Royal Liverpool in 2023 is now open, running until Wednesday, July 20 2022.

Fans will find out the results of the 151st Open Ticket Ballot in August and September 2022.

How to watch the Open 150th Championship 

Sky Sports Golf will be covering the Open throughout the tournament.

Their coverage starts at 6:30 am on the opening two days, moving to 8 am over the weekend.

If you are a Sky Sports customer, you can live it stream via the app using your mobile, tablet or computer devices.

If you aren't a Sky customer, you can sign up via the Sky website.

The BBC will also air a podcast series during the Open Championship.

BBC Radio 5 Live will give full coverage of the 150th Open in its series called All About: The Open.

It will be hosted by BBC golf correspondent Iain Carter and commentator Katherine Downes.

How to get to The Open Championship at St Andrews


The R&A has asked spectators to consider using public transport to get to St Andrews.

There will be no public car parking available at St Andrews Links or in the immediate surrounding area.

All public parking will be provided at managed Park & Ride sites.

There will be temporary traffic regulations and parking restrictions will be introduced by Fife Council. 

Visit the Fife Council website to keep up to date with any announcements or news.


The closest train station to The Open is Leuchars and an enhanced train service is expected to be in operation during the week of The Open.

There will be a bus connection available from Leuchars Train Station directly to The Open.


All Stagecoach bus services stop at St Andrews Bus Station, which is located approximately a five-minute walk from the golf course.

You can see the full range of local services and book your tickets here.

For more advice on how to get to St Andrews, visit The Open Championship website.