Golf

Royal and Ancient open talks with Ladies Golf Union over merger

By Michael Pavitt

Both the R&A and the LGU are based at St Andrews in Scotland ©Getty ImagesGolf's governing body The Royal and Ancient (R&A) have confirmed that they are in talks with the Ladies Golf Union (LGU) over potentially merging the two organisations.

Darren Clarke appointed Europe's 2016 Ryder Cup captain

By Daniel Etchells

Darren Clarke has been named Europe's captain for the 2016 Ryder Cup ©Getty ImagesNorthern Ireland's Darren Clarke has been named Europe's captain for the 2016 Ryder Cup as the team bids to secure an unprecedented fourth consecutive crown.

Princess Royal one of seven women to accept membership invitation from Royal and Ancient Golf Club

By Daniel Etchells

The Princess Royal is one of seven women to become an honorary member of the Royal and Ancient Golf Club of St Andrews ©Getty ImagesThe Princess Royal has accepted an invitation to become an honorary member of the Royal and Ancient Golf Club of St Andrews, along with six female golfing greats. 

McIlroy pays $25 million to settle long-running legal dispute with former management company

By Nick Butler

Rory McIlroy has come to an agreement with his former management firm, Horizon Sports ©Getty ImagesGolf's world number one player Rory McIlroy has settled a multi-million pound legal case with his former management firm Horizon Sports following a out-of-court-settlement in Dublin by agreeing to pay them a reported $25 million (£16 million/€22 million).  

Haiti approved as an affiliate member of International Golf Federation

By Liam Morgan

The Golf Federation of Haiti has been accepted as an affiliate member of the International Golf FederationThe Golf Federation of Haiti (FGH) has announced it has been approved as an affiliate member of the International Golf Federation in another sporting boost for the country.

Six nations confirm intentions to bid for 2022 Ryder Cup

By Paul Osborne

Six nations have made formal notifications of their intentions to bid for the 2022 Ryder Cup ©Getty ImagesRyder Cup Europe has announced today six nations have formally confirmed their intention to bid for the 2022 Ryder Cup.

PGA of America President sacked after calling Ian Poulter a "little girl"

By Daniel Etchells

Ted Bishop was responding to comments made in Ian Poulter's new autobiography ©Getty ImagesProfessional Golfers' Association (PGA) of America President Ted Bishop has been removed from his role after making "insensitive gender-based statements" about English golfer Ian Poulter through social media.

PGA of America creates task force to stop Ryder Cup rot

By Daniel Etchells

Tom Watson, United States' captain at the 2014 Ryder Cup, was unable to guide his team to victory ©Getty ImagesThe Professional Golfers' Association (PGA) of America has responded to the United States' defeat to Europe in last month's Ryder Cup by creating an 11-member task force aimed at returning the team to former glories.

Deutsche Bank executive chosen to replace Peter Dawson as head of Royal & Ancient

By Gary Anderson

Martin Slumbers will become chief executive of the R&A next year replacing Peter Dawson ©R&AMartin Slumbers will replace Peter Dawson as the Royal & Ancient (R&A) chief executive when he steps down next September, it has been announced. 
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