Open Championship, strict security protocols

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Open Championship, strict security protocols

"Strict Security Protocols for the Open Championship" The R&A, through its CEO, Martin Slumbers, announces that the fourth and final 2021 major of men's golf, scheduled for July 15 to 18 in Sandwich, Kent (England), will have many restrictions for players, caddies and staff.

underway, with "UK government oversight"

Open Championship, rules

No shared accommodation, anti Covid-19 tests regardless of vaccination status. And again: absolute ban on attending restaurants, pubs and shops outside the event, armored.

These are some of the restrictions imposed by the R&A and already communicated to the players. A policy also stemmed from the new increase in infections in the United Kingdom due to the Delta variant. However, it seems to disagree with the organization's intentions to host up to 32,000 spectators a day at the Royal St George's Golf Club, theater (this year) of The Open.

Martin Kaymer insisted he was not putting too much pressure on himself on home soil after carding an opening 70 at the 2021 BMW International Open. The home favourite is a two time Major Champion and former World Number One but his last win was his second Major at the 2014 U.S.

Open Championship and he currently sits 99th in the Official World Golf Ranking. A long awaited victory this week at Golfclub München Eichenried would go some way to moving him back to the very top of the game, but the 36-year-old insists he is willing to be patient.

"I was searching a bit over the last few weeks what it was," he said. "I said to Craig (Connelly, caddie) also, I’m not too far away. Then you miss a cut and think you must be far away. But it didn’t feel like it.

My attitude changed a bit in terms of: I don’t need to perform this week. My goal is more mid-term, long-term. I need to get back to the Top 50 in the World, Top 20 and eventually to the Top Ten, Top Five. I need to see it step by step.

My main mission is now to play golf and work on the things I work on with my coach in the tournament without focusing so much on the result. I think that attitude takes the pressure away a little bit."