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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
Morri: Less for pros, more for the rest of us

Morri: Less for pros, more for the rest of us

Less distance for pros and elite amateurs but more for those who need it. That looks to be the trade off the R&A and USGA are seeking as they inch ever closer to a roll back of distance at the top levels of the game. 21 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
Prince Andrew gives up R&A membership

Prince Andrew gives up R&A membership

Britain's Prince Andrew has given up his honorary membership of the Royal and Ancient Golf Club, one of the world's most prestigious golf clubs, as he fights allegations of sexual abuse that have forced him to retreat from public life. 30 Jan 2022
No Open spot for Asian Tour confirms R&A

No Open spot for Asian Tour confirms R&A

A traditional exemption into The Open Championship with more than 20 years of history has been removed by the R&A. The Order of Merit winner of the Asian Tour no longer eligible for a spot in the game’s oldest major. 17 Dec 2021
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
Morri: Much more to golf than distance

Morri: Much more to golf than distance

It’s been a while since we talked distance in this digital space but given the topic is never far from the surface (no matter which side of the debate you’re on) let’s give it another whirl this week. 22 Nov 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
Does this deserve a free drop?

Does this deserve a free drop?

It is a debate that flares every now and then ... should a player be able to get relief from a divot? Here are two sides of the debate for you to consider. 19 Oct 2021
Mickelson upset at new club length limit

Mickelson upset at new club length limit

Phil Mickelson has hit out at the 'amateurs' governing the game and called a new 46-inch restriction on club length 'stupid'. 13 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
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
USA completes comeback Curtis Cup win

USA completes comeback Curtis Cup win

The USA completed an impressive comeback to win the 41st Curtis Cup Match with a dominant final day singles performance at Conwy Golf Club in Wales. 30 Aug 2021
GB&I make strong Curtis Cup start

GB&I make strong Curtis Cup start

Great Britain and Ireland made a strong start on the opening day of the 41st Curtis Cup match at Conwy Golf Club in Wales taking a 4½ – 1½ lead over the USA. 27 Aug 2021
AIG Women’s Open eliminate single-use plastic water bottles

AIG Women’s Open eliminate single-use plastic water bottles

The R&A, Mastercard and adidas are partnering to launch the Open Water Project at the 2021 AIG Women’s Open at Carnoustie. 19 Aug 2021
Nakajima wins Mark H McCormack Medal as leading men’s amateur

Nakajima wins Mark H McCormack Medal as leading men’s amateur

Keita Nakajima of Japan has won the Mark H McCormack Medal as the leading men’s player in the 2021 World Amateur Golf Ranking. 19 Aug 2021
AIG Women’s Open sets a new benchmark with record prize fund

AIG Women’s Open sets a new benchmark with record prize fund

The AIG Women’s Open has set a new benchmark for prize money in women’s golf with the announcement that the prize fund for this year’s championship will increase by $1.3 million to $5.8 million with the winner earning $870,000. 19 Aug 2021