The Open 2021: News, tee times, schedule, coverage and analysis from the tournament

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After one year off because of COVID-19, The Open returns. Royal St. George's, in Sandwich, England, plays host for the 14th time. And this edition won't be short on intriguing storylines.

Can Jon Rahm, fresh off his first major title, back it up with another? Will Bryson DeChambeau be able to handle the quirky course and the ever-changing conditions, all while breaking in a new caddie? Is Rory McIlroy ready to contend again after missing the cut two years ago in his hometown Open at Royal Portrush in Northern Ireland?

Here is all the key information to get you set for the final major of 2021.

Key information

When: July 15-18

Where: Royal St. George's, Sandwich, England

Defending champion: Shane Lowry (2019)

Tee times

Here are the tee times for the first two rounds of The Open. READ |Third round | Fourth round

Why The Open is still wide open

Three recognizable names -- Oosthuizen, Morikawa, Spieth -- sit at the top. But they aren't alone. The final day of the final major of 2021 won't be boring. READ

Can Louis close?

Louis Oosthuizen in contention at a major isn't surprising. And it's certainly not surprising in 2021, since he's been in the mix regularly this year. But he hasn't closed any of them. Can he do with stars in pursuit at The Open? READ

Can DeChambeau avoid drama on Day 2?

Another day, another Bryson DeChambeau controversy -- though this one didn't involve Brooks Koepka, at least. READ

Welcome to a kinder, gentler Royal St. George's

The conditions were mild. The course was playable. The scores were good. All those bad things players were saying about Royal St. George's? They stopped. READ

Can Bryson DeChambeau navigate The Open?

He's had drama with Brooks Koepka, broken up with his caddie and now has to face the unpredictability of The Open. READ

Ranking The Open venues

St. Andrews is the obvious No. 1. But which course comes next? READ

The Open is back

After a year off and still with strict player restrictions, The Open is set for its complicated return. READ