Zach Johnson of the US is being congratulated by his wife after winning the British Open Golf Championship. Photograph: EPA

The BBC have apologised for commentator Peter Alliss’ sexist comment about the wife of Open winner Zach Johnson, describing it as “inappropriate”. All(...)

 Zach Johnson smiles as he poses  with the Claret Jug  after winning the   British Open at the Old Course  at St Andrews. Photograph: Adrian Dennis/AFP/Getty

First up, hugs to all of you who missed work yesterday with the tummy bug that appeared to ravage the nation, although happily you had Paul Dunne and (...)

Padraig Harrington tees off on the 11th hole during the third round of the 144th Open Championship at The Old Course in St Andrews, Scotland. Photograph:  Stuart Franklin/Getty Images

That was quite a Sunday. From St Andrews to Clones to Lord’s to Hyde Park and back and forth and pressing a wrong button while trying to find the cric(...)

 Peter Alliss who has said that attempts to give women equal rights in golf have “caused mayhem”. Photo: Gareth Fuller/PA

The English Ladies’ Golf Union has questioned the claim of Peter Alliss that equality laws have “caused mayhem” in the sport. The LGU also contested t(...)

Most TV viewers could watch Rory McIlroy winning the British Open at Hoylake last year, but from 2016, only Sky subscribers will have access to full live coverage. Photograph: Facundo Arrizabalaga/EPA

Nothing, apparently, is sacred any more. With one scribble of a signature, the exclusive television rights to the British Open – golf’s oldest and (...)

 Lee Westwood has called the decision for the British Open to move from terrestrial television to Sky Sports next year “an absolute disgrace”. Photograph: Ross Kinnaird/Getty Images

Lee Westwood has called the decision for the British Open to move from terrestrial television to Sky Sports next year “an absolute disgrace”.The form(...)

‘It was Seve and the Europeans that eventually turned the Ryder Cup into the extraordinary event it is now.’ Photograph: Steve Munday/ALLSPORT

In this household, as defined in the Here’s Some Water Now Pay For It Act of 2014, there are two adults. I mention this only because I’m filling in th(...)

Northern Ireland’s Darren Clarke in action at  Royal Liverpool Golf Club, Hoylake. “There’s Darren Clarke,” said Peter Alliss, “well, what’s left of Darren Clarke”.

Whatever challenges lay ahead of Rory McIlroy going in to the final round of the British Open yesterday, they were nothing compared to the trials and (...)