By Q Radio news
It's been officially confirmed the most prestigious golf tournament in the world is coming back to Portrush.
The Open Championship will return in 2025.
It will be the second time the Co. Antrim Links has staged the major in the space of six years.
In 2019 the event attracted almost 238 thousand spectators, setting a new attendance record for a championship held outside St Andrews.
Irish man Shane Lowry clinched the Claret Jug in 2019.
St Andrews will stage the 150th Open in 2022, followed by Royal Liverpool and Royal Troon in 2023 and 2024 respectively.
(The Open Championship last came to Portrsuh in 2019)
Mayor of Causeway Coast and Glens, Councillor Richard Holmes says he is delighted the major is returning to Northern Ireland so quickly.
He said it is testament to the success of the Open at Portrush two years ago.
🎥 Mayor of @CausewayCouncil Richard Holmes says it’s an “absolute delight” to have @TheOpen coming back to Royal Portrush so soon.— Q Radio News (@qnewsdesk) September 8, 2021
He said it’s return is testament to the success of the major golf event in 2019. pic.twitter.com/L3TBAvo5iE