The Open will be held at Carnoustie later this month. Photograph: Getty Images

The prize fund for this year’s Open Championship has increased by €212,000 ($250,000) to a total of €8.9 million ($10.5 million), with the winner set (...)

Photograph: Andrew Redington/Getty Images

The fact that Sky Sports and Augusta National have endured an uneasy relationship in recent times is not exactly top secret within golf circles. Of gr(...)

The Golfing Union of Ireland (GUI) and the Irish Ladies’ Golf Union (ILGU) have jointly welcomed the new plan to introduce a universal handicapping sy(...)

A view of the  12th hole at Portmarnock Golf Club in Dublin. Photograph:  David Cannon/Getty Images

The job description for chief executive of the R&A does not include a necessity to defend the indefensible. That may be a mistake. As the Open con(...)

Bryson DeChambeau during a practice round at Royal Birkdale before the Open Championship. Photo: Paul Childs/Reuters

Bryson DeChambeau got down to putting practice on the green beside the art deco clubhouse on Tuesday evening with a spirit level, a metre-long steel r(...)

R&A Chief Executive Martin Slumbers has called the BBC’s coverage of the British Open ‘tired’ and ‘outdated.’ Photograph: Peter Byrne/PA

There’s something which doesn’t quite sit easily with the R&A’s stance of “growing the game,” to use that buzz phrase, and yet keeping live televi(...)

Portmarnock Golf Club: has been chosen to host  the (British) Amateur Championship in 2019 despite its male-only membership policy. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Some things can be swept under the carpet (of manicured turf) only so long, hidden from view. But, eventually, someone will open the can of worms an(...)

US president Donald Trump pictured at Trump Turnberry Resort in Scotland in August 2015. Photograph: Russell Cheyne/Reuters

Nothing that Donald Trump has done since becoming president of the United States has changed the prospects of his Turnberry course hosting the British(...)

The Royal and Ancient still do not provide changing facilities for women in their clubhouse headquarters at St Andrews Old Course. Photo: Glynn Kirk/Getty Images

More than two years after a historic vote by the Royal & Ancient Golf Club seemingly to end centuries of discrimination by admitting women to the (...)

 Dustin Johnson  taps a ball in the air with his club during a practice round ahead of the British  Open  at Royal Troon. Photograph: Stuart Franklin/Getty Images

Tournament officials are confident there will be no repeat of the farcical scenes which threatened to ruin the US Open in this week’s British Open at (...)

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