European Tour chief executive Keith Pelley has contacted the R&A to voice his displeasure at the “grossly unfair” penalty received by Li Haotong in the Omega Dubai Desert Classic.
Local community groups and projects are set to benefit from the £100,000 fund from the 147th Open at Carnoustie in July.
EXCLUSIVE: ‘Remember me for my abilities not my gender or skin colour’, says American golf legend Renee Powell ahead of latest St Andrews accolade
In an exclusive interview, American professional golfer Renee Powell - the great-great granddaughter of Alabama slaves - tells Michael Alexander how the latest honour to be bestowed upon her by St Andrews University eclipses everything that’s gone before.
The R&A’s desire to ditch its crusty, traditional image and promote a new persona for the 21st century was underlined with the announcement yesterday of a simplified Rules of the Golf and a complete rebranding of the organisation.
Sir, – Martin Redfern (“What about education?” Letters, July 23) is happy that higher paid military personnel in Scotland, who now pay more income tax than their English-based comrades, are to be “compensated” by the Ministry of Defence.
Sustainability and environmental legacy are a core part of the Open, and organisers have urged the public to play its part.
An independent study of the economic impact of the last Open Championship in Scotland, at Troon in 2016, revealed that there had been a direct spend of £23 million in the Ayrshire area and £110 million in the country as a whole as a result of hosting the championship.
The question was obvious; how does the R&A go from being an organisation that did not admit women to membership just four years ago to being the standard bearer and advocate for women’s golf?
UPDATE: COMPETITION NOW CLOSED
The £3 million extended Links House, the newly opened golf centre at Carnoustie Links, is the “perfect” facility for golfers at the Open and something the R&A would like to see at all championship venues.