‘The game has changed a lot in five years. It is more modern and relevant to society’
son there is a strong American challenge to stand up to an impressive home guard, including four of the world’s top 60 in Charley Hull, Bronte Law, Georgia Hall and Jodi Ewart Shadoff.
Hall’s candidature makes most appeal, with the 2018 champion a fan of links conditions. “That’s my favourite type of golf,” the 24-yearold
Milestone: Laura Davies will start play on her 40th appearance said. Play begins at 6.30am, with 56-yearold Laura Davies marking her 40th appearance by striking the opening tee shot. It is an enticing tableau, afforded yet greater allure by the fact Sky Sports will broadcast all four days live on its free YouTube channel. “It is great to be able to enable a wider audience access to this prestigious tournament,” Jason Wessely, Sky’s director of golf, said. Meanwhile, the BBC reacted to the outcry that greeted yesterday’s revelations in The Telegraph that it would not show the highlights until after 11pm, with a switch of policy to put the daily wrap-ups on the iPlayer and website by 8.30pm. The feelgood abounds.