Augusta National Golf Club Chairman Billy Payne said he supports a movement by Scotland’s Royal and Ancient Golf Club of St. Andrews to add women as members of its private club, as his did two years ago.
The Royal & Ancient Golf Club, which governs the sport outside the U.S. and Mexico, is backing a move to allow women to become members.
Golf’s four major champions are playing in the same event for the first time this year, with no money or world ranking points at stake and no television coverage of their performance.
Tiger Woods remains the oddsmakers’ favorite to capture next month’s British Open even though he isn’t among the 15 different players who have won golf’s past 15 major championships.
With his first British Open title secured last month, Phil Mickelson was able to laugh at himself a little after two rounds of the PGA Championship.
The sport of golf is loaded with luxury brands. The just-completed British Open offered a counterbalance result: a red-dot special.
Phil Mickelson put aside his “heartbreaking” second-place finish at the U.S. Open to play the best round of his career yesterday and win the British Open.
Tiger Woods will play with former major winners Graeme McDowell and Louis Oosthuizen in the first two rounds of the British Open.
Rory McIlroy said he feels “brain dead” after shooting an 8-over-par 79 in today’s opening round at the British Open.
Phil Mickelson warmed up for this week’s British Open with his first win in Europe in 20 years, as he beat Branden Grace in a playoff at the Scottish Open.