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  •  Winner of next month’s Open will receive more than £1m in prizemoney Winner of next month’s Open will receive more than Posted on - Jun 24, 2015  R&A confirms total pot for St Andrews has increased by £900,000 ‘This increase is appropriate for an event with the Open’s global appeal’ The winner of the Open Championship will earn more than £1m for the first time ever at St Andrews next month, the R&A announced on Wednesday. The overall prize fund for the game’s oldest major championship has increased by £900,000 to £6.3m, with the champion receiving £1,150,000. That is £175,000...

  • Jordan Spieth ready for Open hype but plays down Rory McIlroy rivalry Jordan Spieth ready for Open hype but plays down Rory Posted on - Jun 24, 2015 US Open winner praises Rory McIlroy as ‘a guy I can look up to’ Jordan Spieth seeking rare feat of winning three consecutive majors in a year Jordan Spieth knows precisely what level of expectation awaits at next month’s Open Championship. The 21-year-old admits his biggest challenge at St Andrews will be handling such background noise. Spieth’s success on Sunday at the US Open at Chambers Bay means he has claimed the first...

  • European Tour to co-sanction Australian PGA Championship European Tour to co-sanction Australian PGA Championship Posted on - Jun 23, 2015 Prize money increases to $1.75 million Becomes Australia’s richest golf tournament This year’s Australian PGA Championship will be co-sanctioned by the European Tour and boast the richest purse in the 120-year history of the tournament, the PGA of Australia has said. The tournament, which will take place at the Royal Pines Resort on the Gold Coast in early December, will offer a total of $1.75 million in prize money. The winner will receive a...

  •  Rory McIlroy charges up US Open leaderboard but leaves it too late Rory McIlroy charges up US Open leaderboard but leaves Posted on - Jun 22, 2015 World No1 shoots final-round 66 to end on level-par aggregate Terrific late effort cannot haul in leaders at Chambers Bay Rory McIlroy was still 16 years from being born the last time the final round of a US Open began with a four-way tie. And yet, somehow, the world No1 summoned the spirit of 1973 on Sunday at Chambers Bay. US Open 2015: final round – live! | Scott Murray On that historic occasion...

  • Tiger Woods: ‘Swing changes show I’m still committed to winning majors’ Tiger Woods: ‘Swing changes show I’m still committed to winning Posted on - Jun 16, 2015  ‘I’ve got to suck it up and do it,’ says Woods of changes before US Open  Woods has not won a major for seven years and is ranked 195th Tiger Woods said his willingness to reconstruct his golf swing “in front of the world” is proof of a continued determination to win major championships. Woods is not regarded as a contender at this, the 115th US Open because of his poor form that...