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A group picture of the British team (starting with back row, left to right) Alf Padgham (selector), Arthur Lees, Jimmy Adams, Max Faulkner, Fred Daly, Dick Burton, Laurie Ayton, Arthur Havers (selector), Commander Charles Roe (PGA secretary) Sam King, Charlie Ward, Charles Whitcombe (non-playing captain), Ken Bousfield, Dai Rees, Arthur Lacey (chairman). Photo: Bob Thomas/Getty Images

It was Friday, September 9th 1949 when the SS Queen Elizabeth docked at Southampton and nine of the greatest golfers in the world disembarked alongsid(...)

Royal Portrush has sold out all four days of next year’s Open Championship. Photograph: Darren Kidd/Inpho/Presseye

The return of the Open Championship to Royal Portrush next summer is a complete sell out for the four championships days, with only tickets remaining (...)

Darren Clarke  at Royal Portrush Golf Club, County Antrim. “Nobody could foresee that coming about during the bad old days . .”  Photo:  PA Wire

A replica of the Claret Jug, the most prized trophy in golf, currently lies on display in a cabinet in the Royal Portush clubhouse. It was donated to (...)

 Rory McIlroy  putting on the 18th green during the final round of the 2012 Irish Open held on the Dunluce Links at Royal Portrush. The course is set to host the British Open in  2019. Photograph: David Cannon/Getty Images

A month after insisting it remained “some distance” from being able to stage the British Open in Northern Ireland for the first time since 1951, the R(...)

 The green on the 210 yards par3, 14th hole ‘Calamity Corner’ on the Dunluce Course at Royal Portrush, a venue long touted to stage a second British Open. Photograph:   David Cannon/Getty Images

The R&A insist it remains “some distance” from being able to stage the Open Championship in Northern Ireland for the first time since 1951.Rumour(...)