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Along for the Ride on Watson’s Farewell at St. Andrews

Last Updated on Tuesday, 07 July 2015 22:04 Tuesday, 07 July 2015 21:57

Tom WatsonCanadian Press

(Doug Ferguson/AP) — This was one time Luke Donald didn’t mind taking 45 minutes to play a 357-yard hole. He was on the 18th hole at St. Andrews, and the company he kept that Friday afternoon in 2005 could not have been better.

Donald played with Tom Watson and Jack Nicklaus, giving him an unobstructed view for the farewell of golf’s greatest champion. Not only was it the final round for Nicklaus at St. Andrews, he closed his incomparable career with his 164th and final appearance in a major.

Donald and Nicklaus had sponsorship deals with the Royal Bank of Scotland, and Donald thought he might get the pairing.



British Open Prize Money Soars, Champion to Win $1.8 Million

Last Updated on Sunday, 28 June 2015 18:25 Sunday, 28 June 2015 18:20

British OpenCanadian Press

ST. ANDREWS, Scotland (AP) — The British Open champion at St. Andrews will win 1.15 million pounds ($1.8 million), an increase of 175,000 pounds ($275,000) from 2014.

The R&A announced that overall prize money for the third major of the year has soared by $1.42 million to almost $10 million.



9 Spots to British Open Available on PGA Tour This Week

Last Updated on Tuesday, 23 June 2015 23:53 Tuesday, 23 June 2015 23:44

Kevin KisnerCanadian Press

UNIVERSITY PLACE, Washington (Doug Ferguson/AP) — Kevin Kisner had to wait until a week before the U.S. Open to find out for certain that he had a spot in the field at Chambers Bay.

He’ll have a little more time to prepare for the next major.

As many as nine spots for the British Open are available this week at the Travelers Championship.



Win a Trip to The Open with the #MyBestShot Competition

Last Updated on Thursday, 11 June 2015 07:52 Thursday, 11 June 2015 07:48

Rory McIlroyThis summer, pick up a club and share a video of your best golf shot. You could win a trip to The Open at St Andrews to meet Rory McIlroy and see him defend his title at the home of golf.



NBC Sports to Broadcast The Open in the United States Starting in 2017

Last Updated on Monday, 08 June 2015 22:35 Monday, 08 June 2015 22:27

British Open TrophyThe R&A has announced NBC Sports Group will become its media partner in the United States for a twelve year term from 2017 – 2028 inclusive. 

The agreement includes coverage across all media of The Open, The Senior Open, Walker Cup and The Amateur Championship and will feature coverage on NBC and Golf Channel in English and NBC Universo in Spanish.

R&A Chief Executive, Peter Dawson, said “We are delighted to announce that from 2017, The Open will be broadcast by NBC Sports Group.  They have unparalleled experience in golf and have demonstrated a genuine desire to showcase and promote The Open and The R&A’s elite championships through their extensive range of channels and digital platforms.  



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