A Glimmer of Hope for Royal Porthcawl

June 17th, 2014

Towards the end of yesterday’s press conference at Royal Portrush, it was a journalist from South Wales (natch.) who asked Peter Dawson, the chief executive of the R&A, if there was a possibility that the Open Championship rota might be extended still further. The reply was carefully worded and is worth quoting in full.

“We have been looking at Royal Porthcawl at the club’s request,” said Mr Dawson. “I think that’s well known, and we’re going to be very interested to see how the Senior Open is conducted there this year, but any talk of any other venues being added to the list is certainly premature and at a very, very early stage, if at all. We’re very happy with the list of venues we have, but we’re always open to looking at others, as we’ve proved from time to time, not least today. But nothing to announce about Porthcawl at present.”

So that’s a definite maybe, then.

Geoff Russell, Publisher


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