‘The game has changed a lot in five years. It is more mod­ern and rel­e­vant to so­ci­ety’

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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.

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