Golf's hiatus offers reminder of what the Open was before money talked | Ewan Murray

Wonderful reruns being broadcast of past Opens stir memories of a time when venues were not favoured on the basis of how many spectators they held. Less can be more Crunch time should not be far away for the Open. The championship at Royal St George’s is one of the precious few remaining on Britain’s traditional summer sporting schedule. Should it fall victim to coronavirus – and the chances are strong – the R&A will face a multi-layered problem: next year’s Open is already earmarked for St Andrews, and what is meant to be the 150th staging of golf’s oldest major. Related: Ryder Cup could be a battle between a dozen captain's picks apiece | Ewan Murray Continue reading...

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