The R&A, organisers of The Open Championship, have been forced to address rumours circulating regarding the playing, or rather not playing, of The 149th Open.
‘We are continuing to work through our options for The Open this year, including postponement,’ said Martin Slumbers, chief executive of The R&A.
‘Due to a range of external factors, that process is taking some time to resolve.
‘We are well aware of the importance of being able to give clear guidance to fans, players and everyone involved and are working to resolve this as soon as we can.
‘We will give a further update as soon as we are in a position to do so and thank everyone for their support and understanding in this challenging situation.’