The Open Championshipi

The Open Championship, often referred to as The Open or the British Open, is the oldest of the four major championships in professional golf. Held since 1860 in the United Kingdom, it is administered by The R&A and is the only major outside of the United States. The Open is currently the third major of the year, between the US Open and the PGA Championship, and is played in mid-July.

  • Australian golfer Cameron Percy told Australian radio network RSN this week that Smith and compatriot Marc Leishman were on their way to LIV
  • Smith’s signing would be another hammer blow for the PGA Tour following the defection of a number of the game’s biggest names

Cameron Smith reacts angrily to questions about his future moments after thrilling victory at St Andrews. Reports suggest he and Masters winner Hideki Matsuyama are about join Saudi-backed series.

Aged 28, Smith is the first Australian in almost three decades to win the Open since Greg Norman in 1993 – the world number six showed nerves of steel.


2014 Open champion Rory McIlroy says it would be better if likes of Phil Mikelson and Sergio Garcia, who have joined breakaway tour, weren’t at St Andrews.

Li says he was on verge of walking away from sport before he came second at National Games last year, but he’ll play at this week’s 150th Open Championship with confidence soaring.

Kho is in the field for Final Qualifying at St Annes Old Links, weeks after playing there in The Amateur Championship, with 4 places in The Open up for grabs.

Thai golfer fires two-under par 69 to finish three shots ahead of the field at Sentosa Golf Club. South Korea’s Joohyung Kim finishes top of order of merit with season earnings of US$507,553.

The 2020 US Open champion calls his comments ‘very unprofessional’ while Cobra tour operations manager Ben Schomin says ‘it’s just really, really painful when he says something that stupid’.


The 27-year-old American, known for his scientific approach to golf and a bulked-up driving dominance, leaves 21-year-old countryman Matthew Wolff in his wake.

The 31-year-old McIlroy, playing in his first major since the birth of daughter Poppy, says the lack of spectators as a coronavirus safety precaution removes potential distraction for leaders.

Ryder Cup unaffected as PGA confirm September 22-27 dates but tournament calendar sees huge change in run-up, Masters moved to November if medical advice allows.

Jason Hak is one of the city’s top local hopes at this week’s Hong Kong Open that will see British Open champion Shane Lowry, of Ireland, in action