USA’s Nelly Korda tees off at the 16th during a preview day ahead of the  Women’s Open at Carnoustie, Scotland. Photograph:  Ian Rutherford/PA Wire

The Women’s British Open has been handed a status and financial boost ahead of tee-off at Carnoustie, Scotland, with a $1.3 million prize fund increas(...)

Some 32,000 spectators will be allowed on the course for each of the four days of competition this week. Photograph: Richard Sellers/PA

Ropes will be set further back from the greens and marshals from the army are set to patrol the tee boxes as the British Open prepares to welcome back(...)

Spectators view play from a small hill during practice for the British Open at St George’s. Photograph: Getty Images

R&A chief executive Martin Slumbers is confident the British Open Championship will not see a repeat of the security breach which marred last wee(...)

There will be up to 32,000 spectators each competition day at next month’s British Open at St George’s in Kent. File photograph: David Cannon/Getty Images

The British Open will admit up to 32,000 spectators each competition day at this year’s championship, organisers have announced. There had been uncer(...)

 Shane Lowry is hoping to only have to hand back the Claret Jug for a couple of days after holding it for almost two years. Photograph:  Andy Buchanan/AFP via Getty Images

At least Shane Lowry won’t have to listen to the sound of silence when he eventually gets to defend the famed Claret Jug at the 149th Open Championshi(...)

 Darren Clarke plays his second shot to the 18th green on the way to winning the 2011 British Open at Royal St George’s. Photograph:  Streeter Lecka/Getty Images

Organisers of July’s British Open are optimistic they will be able to operate at up to 75 per cent crowd capacity for the four days at Royal St Georg(...)

Bryson DeChambeau has brought the power-hitting game to a new level. Photo: Gregory Shamus/Getty Images

A couple of months ago when Rory McIlroy finished his pre-tournament press conference ahead of the Phoenix Open he looked around the room at the repor(...)

Shane Lowry during the 2019 British Open Championship at Royal Portrush. Photograph: Inpho

The question is not if but when the British Open championship returns to Royal Portrush and, it would seem, that time could be sooner rather than late(...)

R&A chief executive Martin Slumbers said the organisation was proceeding with “cautious optimism” but also had plans in place for limiting spectators or staging the event behind closed doors. Photograph: PA

The R&A is continuing to plan for a “full-scale” British Open Championship in July following last year’s postponement due to coronavirus. In an u(...)

The R&A should have put a public line through Sandwich in its standard slot long before now.

We have been left to guess what, precisely, the Royal & Ancient is limping towards. This huge golfing institution, presiding over one of the stapl(...)

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