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The 148th British Open takes place at Royal Portrush this week. Photograph: PA

A is for Albatross, that rarest of birds on a golf course. This is the 148th staging of the British Open and, to date, there have been only eight suc(...)

The fifth green at Royal Portrush. Photo: Getty Images

The contractors came in long before any championship action unfolds, and they will be there long after too. Yet their work up to this point makes it a(...)

Ireland’s Paul Dunne plays his tee shot on the par-three 11th hole during the first round of the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am at the Monterey Peninsula Country Club  in , California. Photograph:  Todd Warshaw/Getty Images

An opening eagle helped Paul Dunne card a four-under 67 in his opening round at the Pebble Beach Pro-Am in California. The 23-year-old Irish golfer p(...)

Jamie Donaldson in action on the 17th hole during the Irish Open at Royal Portrush. Photo: Dean Mouhtaropoulos/Getty Images

The telltale signs of positive tidings were everywhere at Royal Portrush yesterday. A crammed car park, a crowded press briefing room. TV cameras and (...)

 The sun rises behind the R&A Clubhouse on the par four, 18th hole ‘Tom Morris’ on the Old Course at St Andrews. Photograph:  David Cannon/Getty Images

If ever you pay a visit to the graveyard up the town, the golfing history of St Andrews meets you at every turn. In the grounds of the old cathedral, (...)

Laura Davies has been invited to join the R&A after  the club voted overwhelmingly last year to allow women members for the first time in its history.

Laura Davies, Annika Sorenstam and Britain’s Princess Anne are among seven women chosen to take up honorary membership of the Royal & Ancient Gol(...)

The Swilcan Bridge on the the Old Course at St Andrews. Photograph: David Cannon/Getty

As George Bernard Shaw once put it, “progress is impossible without change”.For sure, he didn’t have golf in mind when providing the benefit of his wi(...)

The 2015 Open will take place on the Old Course at St Andrews in July. Photograph: David Cannon/Getty Images

Live coverage of The British Open will no longer appear on the BBC from 2017 after the Royal & Ancient (R&A) announced on Tuesday that a de(...)

Graeme McDowell who will represent Ireland at the Olympics: “It’s going to be very insightful for us as a sport, as a game, as professional athletes, to experience what those other sports have to put up with”. Photograph: Andrew Redington/Getty Images

After closing with a 62 at the Tournament of Champions this month, Chris Kirk showed up at the site of his next start and learned he had been randomly(...)

Martin Slumbers who will take over as Chief Executive of the R&A from Peter Dawson in October 2015.

The R&A has announced the appointment of Martin Slumbers as Chief Executive and also as Secretary of The Royal and Ancient Golf Club of St Andrews(...)

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