Hoylake tipped for 2014 Open; Course could stage golf's big event.
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WIRRAL Wirral, metropolitan borough (1991 est. pop. 322,100), NW England, on the peninsula between the Mersey and Dee estuaries, in the Greater Manchester metropolitan area. is emerging as the favourite to stage The Open golf championship in 2014.
An R& A spokesman last night said there was "a reasonable expectation" the tournament would return to Royal Liverpool Liverpool, city (1991 pop. 448,300), NW England, on the Mersey River near its mouth. It is one of Britain's largest cities. A large center for food processing (especially flour and sugar), Liverpool has a variety of industries, including the manufacture of electrical at Hoylake Hoylake, town (1991 pop. 25,554), Wirral metropolitan district, NW England, on the Wirral peninsula at the mouth of the Dee River. Located in the Greater Liverpool metropolitan area, it is a seaside resort with yachting facilities and a golf course. before 2015.
Muirfield in Scotland was this week announced as the venue for the 2013 event and it is expected to return north to St Andrews on its five-yearly cycle in 2015.
That means an English venue will almost certainly be chosen in 2014, due to organisers the R& A's commitment to support courses in both countries.
The Open returned to the Royal Liverpool course at Hoylake in 2006 after a 39-year gap, an event which turned into a sun-drenched classic, returning the Wirral venue to the list of nine potential venues.
Last night a spokesman for the R& A said they could not comment on future venues and that it will be around this time next year before they formally announce where the Open will be in 2014.
But he added: "There are nine Championship courses in the UK that the R& A have used in the modern era.
"They include the Royal Liverpool, Royal Birkdale, Royal Lytham St Anne's and Royal St George's.
"The Open has been coming to England's Golf Coast with a bit of frequency.
"You would expect, if there are nine courses and St Andrews is used twice every 10 years, there would be a reasonable expectation it would come around every eight or nine years.
"If Royal Liverpool was last used in 2006 then 2014 would not be out of the question." The event is estimated to be worth around pounds 80m to the local economy, with tourism receiving a major boost from the event.
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The Mersey Partnership, said: "We very much hope The Open will return in 2014.
"The 2006 Open Championship at Royal Liverpool was a stunning success in every respect and demonstrated the region's ability and capacity to deliver huge events."
GEM: The Royal Liverpool Golf Club at Hoylake is tipped to stage the Open in 2014