St George’s golf club will host the 2020 Open Championship. Photograph: David Cannon/Getty Images

The R&A is understood to be edging closer to a postponement of the British Open Championship, amid a growing realisation golf’s oldest major canno(...)

Seve Ballesteros with the Claret Jug after his 1984 Open win at St Andrews. Photograph: Getty

Crunch time should not be far away for the Open. The championship at Royal St George’s is one of the precious few remaining on Britain’s traditional s(...)

Rory McIlroy plays his shot from the second tee during the final round of the World Golf Championships Mexico Championship at Club de Golf Chapultepec. Photo: Cliff Hawkins/Getty Images

R&A chief executive Martin Slumbers is confident “common ground” can be reached on all sides of golf’s distance debate. Advances in fitness and g(...)

Ireland’s Shane Lowry tees off during the final round of the Hong Kong Open on Sunday. Photograph:  Philip Fong/AFP via Getty Images

Heavy rainfall, of all things, has served as a precursor to this week’s European Tour stop, the Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship in the desert. But the sun(...)

Shane Lowry plays his tee shot on the 14th hole during the final round of the British Open at Royal Portrush. Photograph: Paul Childs/Reuters

Why wait? After the great success of the 148th British Open at Royal Portrush, where the total of 237,750 spectators through the week was the second l(...)

Francesco Molinari hands the Claret Jug over to Martin Slumbers, chief executive of the R&A, at Royal Portrush Golf Club. Photograph: Paul Childs/Reuters

Monday A vintage black boxy Mercedes – registration number SLA 38H – arrived through the gates of Royal Portrush Golf Club. The significance? It date(...)

Television towers at The 148th British Open golf Championship at Portrush. Photograph: Getty Images

A sell-out capacity crowd at Portrush has ensured the championship will be the second-highest attended British Open in history. By the end of the wee(...)

World number one Justin Rose during the final round of the Farmers Insurance golf tournament at Torrey Pines in San Diego on Sunday.  Photograph: Gregory Bull/AP

“I’m not a politician, I’m a pro golfer,” said Justin Rose, the world number one, in vindicating his decision – and, by association, that of many othe(...)

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(...)

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