Tiger weighed in for the first time on two significant stories – the proposed Premier Golf League that threatens to take stars away from the established PGA and European tours and the recently released yardage report from the R&A and the USGA.
Tue, 11 Feb, 2020
Before the deluge came and the sun still shone, spectators at Royal Portrush were being handed their Open branded metal canisters as they came through the entrance gates as the R&A continued their bid to do away with single-use plastic water bottles.
Thu, 18 Jul, 2019
This week’s 148th Open at Royal Portrush is officially the most attended Championship staged outside St Andrews with the R&A announcing on Wednesday that there will be a record-breaking crowd of 237,750 for the tournament starting on Thursday.
Wed, 17 Jul, 2019
Pádraig Harrington has predicted that the Open Championship’s return to Irish shores this week is the first step of tournament organisers the R&A taking golf’s oldest major around the world, ideally with Portmarnock as the launchpad.
Wed, 17 Jul, 2019
Sergio Garcia and wife Angela named their infant daughter Azalea, after the 13th hole at Augusta National, where he made a career-changing par en route to his dramatic Masters victory in a sudden-death playoff in 2017. Now, that same hole, one of golf’s greatest risk-reward decisions, is at the centre of golf’s referendum on the distance debate.
Mon, 09 Apr, 2018
It’s only small — 1.68 inches in diameter — but it has always been a big issue in golf. Almost from the day that the first Scottish shepherd picked up a stick and whacked a wee stone across a field, there have been disputes about golf balls.
Mon, 19 Jun, 2017
Last Tuesday, the members of Muirfield Golf Club — the Honourable Company of Edinburgh Golfers, which owns and runs the course — voted overwhelmingly to allow lady golfers to join the oldest recorded golf club in the world.
Tue, 21 Mar, 2017
Rivalries are nothing new in sport. They are on every corner but few have the importance or the commercial impact of the three-day match play tournament which biennially pits the best players from both the US and Europe against each other: the Ryder Cup.
Thu, 22 Sep, 2016
Golf returns to the Olympic Games next year after more than a century in the wilderness but a ceremony conducted on the fifth tee at Ballybunion over the weekend served as a reminder that the game has made a small contribution to Irish sporting success on the world’s biggest stage.
Tue, 12 May, 2015
When the Royal & Ancient Golf Club of St Andrews, the custodians of the world’s oldest professional golf championship (the Open Championship), confirmed last week that it was severing its 60-year exclusive TV partnership with the BBC in favour of Sky, it divided opinion amongst those most qualified to talk on the subject.
Tue, 10 Feb, 2015
Visitors to the UK often seek out the sites of tradition. Indeed it seems that British pomp and circumstance holds a special appeal – none more apparent than at the country’s leading sporting events, such as the Open Championship, which under the guidance of the Royal and Ancient Golf Club of St Andrews has barely moved away from its traditions over the past century and a half.
Thu, 17 Jul, 2014
Darren Clarke might be making his 500th European Tour appearance in his 12th Masters this week but he’s hoping Royal Portrush gets a bit of Irish luck and the British Open makes its way across the Irish Sea, a prospect that grows stronger by the day.
Tue, 08 Apr, 2014