12 Feb '18, 3pm

R&A chief quiet on when Open might go to Turnberry, but gets more vocal on distance issue

R&A chief quiet on when Open might go to Turnberry, but gets more vocal on distance issue

ST. ANDREWS, Scotland — The 150th Open Championship is going to the Old Course at St. Andrews in 2021. No surprise there. The Home of Golf has hosted the game’s oldest and most historic event more often than any other venue, 29 times since 1873. But, so far at least, there is no hint of the Ailsa course at Turnberry (owned by one Donald J. Trump) justifying its current place on the 10-strong rota. During a meeting with members of the British press held in the R&A’s equipment testing facility at Kingsbarns, chief executive Martin Slumbers was significantly evasive when the possibility of a firm date for what would be Turnberry’s first Open since 2009 was raised. “Turnberry is a fantastic golf course and will be a great venue when we get there,” Slumbers said. “It would be very complex having an Open at Turnberry at the moment. You’ve got the ownership issue of the course an...

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