R&A Media Release

The 150th Open at St Andrews to set attendance record

The 150th Open at St Andrews to set attendance record

The 150th Open at St Andrews will be the largest in the Championship’s long history with a record-breaking 290,000 fans set to attend at the world-renowned Old Course from July 10-17. 26 Apr 2022
Kirk and Gooch earn spots at The 150th Open

Kirk and Gooch earn spots at The 150th Open

Chris Kirk and Talor Gooch have secured their places in The 150th Open at St Andrews after qualifying through the Arnold Palmer Invitational presented by Mastercard. 7 Mar 2022
The R&A confirms special celebratory events at The 150th Open

The R&A confirms special celebratory events at The 150th Open

The R&A marked 150 days to go to The 150th Open at St Andrews with the announcement of special activities that will take place before the first tee shot is struck at the Championship. 15 Feb 2022
Gareth Bale joins R&A drive for golfers

Gareth Bale joins R&A drive for golfers

Superstar footballer Gareth Bale has agreed to become a global ambassador for The R&A in support of its activities to inspire new audiences around the world into playing golf. 1 Feb 2022
Four players added to 150th Open field

Four players added to 150th Open field

Sadom Kaewkanjana, Yuto Katsuragawa, Joohyung Kim and Sihwan Kim have secured their places in The 150th Open following the SMBC Singapore Open. 24 Jan 2022
Aussie Tour part of Open Qualifying Series

Aussie Tour part of Open Qualifying Series

Golfers aiming to earn a coveted place in The 150th Open at St Andrews will have opportunities at 16 professional events in 11 countries that make up The Open Qualifying Series in 2022. 16 Dec 2021
Record numbers now playing golf worldwide

Record numbers now playing golf worldwide

New research figures revealed by The R&A and Sports Marketing Surveys (SMS) show golf has enjoyed a significant increase in popularity worldwide since 2016 with over five-and-a-half million additional golfers taking up the sport. 15 Dec 2021
R&A and USGA further limit use of green-reading materials

R&A and USGA further limit use of green-reading materials

Golf’s governing bodies have made available a Model Local Rule (MLR) to further limit the use of Green-Reading Materials. 2 Dec 2021
Three stamp their ticket to The 150th Open Championship

Three stamp their ticket to The 150th Open Championship

Thriston Lawrence, Zander Lombard and Ashley Chesters have secured their places in The 150th Open at St Andrews after qualifying through the Joburg Open. 28 Nov 2021
Plata wins Women’s Amateur Latin America Championship

Plata wins Women’s Amateur Latin America Championship

Colombia’s Valery Plata has won the inaugural Women’s Amateur Latin America championship presented by The R&A and ANNIKA Foundation. 22 Nov 2021
Road to The 150th Open to begin at the Joburg Open

Road to The 150th Open to begin at the Joburg Open

The road to The 150th Open will begin later this month at the Joburg Open, the first event in The Open Qualifying Series for 2022. 9 Nov 2021
Locals eager to learn at Women’s Amateur Asia-Pacific Championship

Locals eager to learn at Women’s Amateur Asia-Pacific Championship

A four-member team has been named by the Emirates Golf Federation (EGF) to represent United Arab Emirates, the host nation, in the Women’s Amateur Asia-Pacific (WAAP) championship when it is held at the Abu Dhabi Golf Club from November 10-13. 28 Oct 2021
Golf’s modernised rules of amateur status published

Golf’s modernised rules of amateur status published

Golf’s new Rules of Amateur Status have been published by The R&A and the USGA ahead of coming into effect on January 1, 2022. 27 Oct 2021
Five to watch at the Asia-Pacific Amateur Championship

Five to watch at the Asia-Pacific Amateur Championship

Many of the finest players in the region will battle it out for the coveted Asia-Pacific Amateur Championship (AAC) crown when the 12th edition of the championship is contested at Dubai Creek Golf & Yacht Club, November 3-6. 26 Oct 2021
R&A & USGA announce new model local rule limiting club length

R&A & USGA announce new model local rule limiting club length

The R&A and the USGA have announced that a new Model Local Rule (MLR G-10) will be available beginning on January 1 2022 to provide those running professional or elite amateur golf competitions with the option of limiting the maximum length of a golf club (excluding putters) to 46 inches. 13 Oct 2021
Defending champion and World No.1 set for Asia-Pacific Amateur Championship

Defending champion and World No.1 set for Asia-Pacific Amateur Championship

China’s defending champion Yuxin Lin is aiming for an unprecedented third Asia-Pacific Amateur Championship (AAC) title but will face a stiff challenge from the in-form Japanese World No.1 Keita Nakajima and the cream of the region’s men’s talent. 12 Oct 2021
Europe defeat GB&I in Junior Vagliano Trophy

Europe defeat GB&I in Junior Vagliano Trophy

The Continent of Europe has won the Junior Vagliano Trophy after comprehensively defeating Great Britain and Ireland 14-4 at Hilversumsche Golf Club in the Netherlands. 11 Oct 2021
Ireland secures dramatic R&A Men’s Home Internationals win

Ireland secures dramatic R&A Men’s Home Internationals win

Ireland won the R&A Men’s Home Internationals for the first time since 2017 after John Carroll’s side pipped Scotland to the title by half a point in a dramatic conclusion to the round-robin tournament at Hankley Common. 20 Sep 2021
The Open to return to Royal Portrush

The Open to return to Royal Portrush

The Open is set to make a triumphant return to Royal Portrush in 2025, marking an exciting new chapter in the history of golf’s original championship and providing another outstanding showcase for golf in Northern Ireland. 9 Sep 2021
Women’s Amateur Asia-Pacific moves to Abu Dhabi Golf Club

Women’s Amateur Asia-Pacific moves to Abu Dhabi Golf Club

The R&A and Asia-Pacific Golf Confederation (APGC) have announced that the 2021 Women’s Amateur Asia-Pacific (WAAP) championship will be staged at the Abu Dhabi Golf Club in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) from 10-13 November. 1 Sep 2021
Europe claim Jacques Léglise Trophy

Europe claim Jacques Léglise Trophy

The Continent of Europe has defeated Great Britain and Ireland 16½-8½ to win the Jacques Léglise Trophy at Falsterbo Golf Club in Sweden. 30 Aug 2021