Royal Troon will host the Open Championship in 2024, the R&A has confirmed.

The famous Ayrshire course had been set to host the tournament in 2023 which would have marked the 100-year anniversary since Royal Troon first hosted golf’s oldest major.

However, after the cancellation of this year’s championship at Royal St George’s due to the coronavirus pandemic Troon will have to wait an extra year before the world’s greatest golfers descend on the Ayrshire coast in July 2024.

The last time The Open was held in Royal Troon was back in 2016 when Henrik Stenson won his first major while the links course held this year's Women's Open behind closed doors.

Desmond Bancewicz, captain of Royal Troon Golf Club, said: “Following the most unusual circumstances this year, affecting all our lives, Royal Troon Golf Club looks forward with eager anticipation in hosting The Open in 2024 for a 10th time and sends their very best wishes to The R&A and Royal St George's Golf Club for 2021.”