In a wide-ranging interview, R&A chief Martin Slumbers says he is "delighted" Muirfield is holding a second vote on admitting female members.
The 2020 Open Championship will be staged at Royal St George's, the R&A announces.
American Dustin Johnson becomes world number one for the first time with victory at the Genesis Open.
World number six Jang Ha-Na of Korea wins the Women's Australian Open, with Wales' Amy Boulden tied for 21st.
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