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.

Woods pulls out of US Masters due to back injury

By Gary Anderson

April 1 - Tiger Woods will miss the US Masters for the first time in his career following back surgery this week ©Getty Images World number one Tiger Woods will miss the first golf major of the year after announcing that he has pulled out of the US Masters in Augusta next week due to a back injury.

Fear Rio 2016 will not be ready to host test golf event because so far behind in preparations

By Nick Butler

Peter Dawson speaking earlier in 2014 ahead of his criticism of the Rio 2016 golf course today ©Getty ImagesMarch 26 - Rio 2016 is unlikely to be ready to host a proposed test event on its new golf course a year before the Olympics, International Golf Federation President Peter Dawson has warned. 

British Sports Minister welcomes move to abolish men-only policy at Royal and Ancient Golf Club

By Gary Anderson

March 26 - The Royal and Ancient Golf Club at St Andrews looks set to allow women to become members ©Getty Images British Sports Minister Helen Grant has welcomed the possibility that women will be allowed to join the Royal and Ancient Golf Club.

Torrey Pines to host US Open in 2021

By Gary Anderson

March 19 - Torrey Pines will host its second US Open Championship in 2021©Getty Images The United States Golf Association (USGA) has announced Torrey Pines Golf Course in San Diego will host the US Open Championship in 2021, marking the second time the event will have been staged at the venue.

No decision imminent on scrapping men-only policy at golf major venues

By Gary Anderson

March 17 - Three of the nine clubs used for the Open Championship have men-only membership policies ©Getty Images Calls to scrap the men-only policy at three of the golf clubs used to stage the Open Championship continue to increase but the decision is down to the clubs themselves according to the Royal & Ancient (R&A).

Adidas to supply kit to US golfers at Rio 2016 Olympics

By Gary Anderson

March 6 - USA Golf and Adidas have announced a sponsorship deal for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games ©USA GolfAmerican golfers, coaches and staff will be sporting kit designed by Adidas after the firm was today named as the official uniform supplier to the United States team at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games.

Qualifying criteria set for golf's return to Olympics at Rio 2016

By Gary Anderson

March 5 - Graeme McDowell of Northern Ireland currently sits 15th on the world rankings and would make the automatic cut for Rio 2016 ©Getty Images The deadline for Olympic qualification for the Rio 2016 golf tournament has been set for July 11, 2016, it has been announced. 
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