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 (...)