R&A chief executive Martin Slumbers has revealed he has “significant concerns” about The Open at Royal Portrush because of Brexit. Slumbers said the organisers “will make it happen” but admitted he will be happy when the 2019 Open Championship is over. Portrush will stage The Open for the first time since 1951 from 18-21 July.
Royal Liverpool Golf Club will host the Open Championship in 2022. It will be the 13th time the Hoylake venue has hosted the championship, with Rory McIlroy winning on the last occasion it staged the event in 2014. Governing body the R&A said the 151st edition of the major will take place from 10-17 July.
WGC-Mexico final-round leaderboard -21 D Johnson (US); -16 R McIlroy (NI); -11 P Casey (Eng), I Poulter (Eng), K Aphibarbrat; -10 P Cantlay (US), S Garcia (Spa), C Smith (Aus) Selected others: -8 T Woods (US); -5 T Fleetwood (Eng), T Hatton (Eng); -3 D Willett (Eng); -2 L Westwood (Eng); Level R Knox (Sco),
WGC-Mexico third-round leaderboard -16 D Johnson (US); -12 R McIlroy (NI); -9 P Reed (US), P Cantlay (US), S Garcia (Spa), C Smith (Aus); -8 I Poulter (Eng), K Aphibarnrat (Tha) Selected others: -6 T Woods (US), T Fleetwood (Eng); -5 P Casey (Eng), F Molinari (Ita); -4 L Westwood (Eng), T Hatton (Eng); -3
WGC-Mexico Championship second-round leaderboard -11 D Johnson (US); -9 R McIlroy (NI), M Kuchar (US); -7 S Garcia (Spa), T Fleetwood (Eng); -6 C Smith (Aus), I Poulter (Eng) Selected others: -5 T Woods (US), T Hatton (Eng); -2 D Willett (Eng); +1 M Fitzpatrick (Eng), P Casey (Eng) Dustin Johnson shot a four-under-par 67
WGC-Mexico Championship first-round leaderboard -8 R McIlroy (NI); -7 D Johnson (US); -5 J Thomas (US), M Kuchar (US); -4 T Hatton (Eng), G Coetzee (SA) Selected others: -3 I Poulter (Eng); -2 S Garcia (Spa); -1 A Rai (Eng), T Fleetwood (Eng); level D Willett (Eng), T Woods (USA); +1 R Knox (Sco), +2
Rory McIlroy says victory in The Open at Royal Portrush is a bigger priority for him this year than completing the career Grand Slam at Augusta in April. In an interview with BBC Sport Northern Ireland’s Stephen Watson, McIlroy confirms he is missing the Irish Open to concentrate on his Open Championships preparations, adding that
Rory McIlroy has confirmed he will miss this year’s Irish Open at Lahinch in order to focus on his preparations for The Open at Royal Portrush. McIlroy, 29, says missing his national open, which takes two weeks before the major, will give himself a better chance of winning The Open. The Open is returning to
Former leading amateur golfer Leona Maguire aims to quickly make an impact in the pro ranks when she makes her Ladies European Tour debut on Thursday. Maguire, who was the top-ranked amateur in women’s golf for 131 consecutive weeks, earned a Tour card in December. The Australian Ladies Classic is her first Tour event as
Paul Lawrie says he still has a “mental battle” to overcome as he prepares to return to competitive golf after eight months out through injury. The 1999 Open champion had surgery last summer on his foot and also suffered a back problem. Although he feels physically fit, he admits that the injuries have affected his