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R&A launches COVID-19 Support Fund

R&A launches COVID-19 Support Fund

The R&A has launched a £7 million funding package, The R&A COVID-19 Support Fund, to help golf deal with the impact of the pandemic. 19 May 2020
Statement from the R&A on the 149th Open

Statement from the R&A on the 149th Open

The R&A has decided to cancel The Open in 2020 due to the current Covid-19 pandemic and the Championship will next be played at Royal St George’s in 2021. 7 Apr 2020
Open cancelled & US majors rescheduled

Open cancelled & US majors rescheduled

Three of the four golf majors have announced new dates for 2020 amid the coronavirus crisis while the oldest of the lot, the Open Championship confirmed it would cancel its event for the year. 7 Apr 2020
R&A ponders Open Championship postponement

R&A ponders Open Championship postponement

The Open Championship could become the latest major sporting event to be postponed because of the coronavirus crisis, but a final decision has not yet been taken, organisers say. 3 Apr 2020
The Huggan Interview: R&A chief executive Martin Slumbers

The Huggan Interview: R&A chief executive Martin Slumbers

The R&A chief sits down to talk about the biggest issues facing golf, from grass roots participation numbers to the distance debate, gender equality, slow play and the Home of Golf, St Andrews. 11 Mar 2020
Royal Troon announced as 2023 Open host

Royal Troon announced as 2023 Open host

The 152nd Open will be played at Royal Troon from 16-23 July 2023. 26 Feb 2020
Women’s Amateur Asia-Pacific Championship rescheduled

Women’s Amateur Asia-Pacific Championship rescheduled

The Women’s Amateur Asia-Pacific championship has been rescheduled to take place from October 7-10, 2020 at the Siam Country Club Waterside, Pattaya, Thailand. 25 Feb 2020
Governing bodies say time to rein in distances

Governing bodies say time to rein in distances

Golf's ruling bodies say it is time to rein in the increasing distances players are hitting the ball, a trend they assert is detrimental to the game. 5 Feb 2020
Inside Golf Australia February 2020

Inside Golf Australia February 2020

Min Woo Lee is an unquestioned rising star of Australian golf. 28 Jan 2020
THE OPEN GALLERY: 50 Best images

THE OPEN GALLERY: 50 Best images

The first Open Championship held at Royal Portrush in nearly 70 years was certainly one to remember, especially for new Champion Golfer of the Year Shane Lowry. Here are the best images from the week captured by Matthew Harris as well as the team of Getty Images photographers in Northern Ireland. 22 Jul 2019
Women's British Open prize money up 40 percent

Women's British Open prize money up 40 percent

Prize money for the Women's British Open will increase 40 percent to a total purse of US$4.5 million (AU$6.4 million), tournament organisers say. 9 Jul 2019
Morri: Settle down now, children

Morri: Settle down now, children

Divided. That, sadly, is the one word answer I would feel compelled to give if asked to sum up golf right now. 7 Mar 2019
The Open to return to Hoylake in 2022

The Open to return to Hoylake in 2022

The Open Championship will return to Royal Liverpool Golf Club in Hoylake for its 151st edition in 2022, organisers the R&A said on Tuesday. 27 Feb 2019
HUGGAN: 'Is the game in safe hands?'

HUGGAN: 'Is the game in safe hands?'

It’s an annual affair. The chief executive of the R&A invites members of the media to a “roundtable chat” in what has to be the greatest office in golf. 27 Apr 2017