Organisers have reluctantly come to that decision due to the continued border entry restrictions for international players, coupled with the prohibitive restrictions operating under the current Red Traffic Light setting, which means it is no longer possible to hold the event in 2022.
While nothing is official, multiple reports in the UK and Ireland last weekend hinted that the R&A is leaning towards returning to Royal Portrush after the Northern Ireland course hosted most recently in 2019.
There is a cliché in golf about how dinner always tastes better when a round ends on a positive note. Make a clutch birdie on 18, and it will be delicious. Make a bogey, and you might need help washing it down.