Dawson to remain in charge of IGF despite stepping down as R&A chief executive

By Gary Anderson

April 22 - Peter Dawson will leave his position as chief executive of the R&A in September 2015 ©Getty Images Peter Dawson will remain as President of the International Golf Federation (IGF) until Rio 2016 despite the Royal & Ancient (R&A) today announcing he is stepping down as its chief executive in September next year.

England Golf announce new funding to boost participation

By Gary Anderson

April 17 - England Golf is launching a fund to help increase participation at grassroots level of the game ©Getty Images England Golf has announced the launch of a new fund called "Play More Golf" which will offer grants of up to £1,500 ($2,500/€1,800) for projects which encourage people to play the game more often and which promote club membership.

Bubba bags second Masters title with three-shot victory at Augusta

By Gary Anderson

April 13 - Bubba Watson secured his second Green Jacket in three years after winning the US Masters at Augusta ©Getty Images American Bubba Watson shot a final round 69 to claim his second US Masters title in three years at Augusta National Golf Club, holding off the challenge of debutants Jordan Speith and Sweden's Jonas Blixt on his way to victory.

Watson struggles on penultimate day of US Masters as Spieth moves into share of lead

By Paul Osborne

Bubba Watson shot a disappointing 74 to share a lead with youngster Jordan Spieth going into the final round of the Masters ©Harry How/Getty ImagesApril 12 - Former champion Bubba Watson was pegged back to five under par on the penultimate day of the Masters as he and debutant Jordan Spieth take a one shot lead going into the final day at the Augusta National Golf Club.

Watson birdie spree puts him in pole position going into weekend at Augusta

By Gary Anderson

April 11 - Bubba Watson sank five consecutive birdies on day two at Augusta to lead the US Masters going into the weekend ©Getty Images American Bubba Watson holds a three-shot lead at the halfway point of this year's US Masters after a blistering run of five straight birdies on the back nine saw the 2012 champion post a round of 68 and put himself in pole position to claim a second title at the Augusta National Golf Club.

Defending champion Scott one shot off lead after first round at Augusta

By Gary Anderson

April 10 - Defending champion Adam Scott lies one shot off the lead after the first round of the US Masters ©Getty Images Australia's Adam Scott lies just one shot off the lead held by American Bill Haas after the first round of the US Masters, as he seeks to become the first man to defend the title since Tiger Woods in 2002.

Singapore steps in to host top golf event after it is moved from South Korea

By Gary Anderson

April 10 - The Laguna National Golf and Country Club in Singapore will host The Championship tournament next month ©Getty Images The Championship tournament will take place at the Laguna National Golf and Country Club in Singapore next month after organisers moved the event from South Korea due to what are being described as "staging issues".

Australian Open returns to Sydney's Australian Golf Club

By Gary Anderson

April 4 – Adam Scott will be hoping to triumph at this year's Australian Open which will be staged at Sydney's Australian Golf Club ©Getty Images The 2014 Emirates Australian Open will take place at Sydney's Australian Golf Club, marking a first return to the venue since the tournament was staged there in 2007.

Irish Open to return to Northern Ireland in 2015 and 2017

By Gary Anderson

April 3 – Royal County Down will host next year's Irish Open golf tournament ©Getty Images The European Tour has today confirmed that the Irish Open golf tournament will return to Northern Ireland with Royal County Down Golf Club hosting next year's event, while the 2017 edition will take place at the Lough Erne Resort in County Fermanagh.
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