Cinderella of San Francisco

Only 22 years ago, TPC Harding Park was such a poor cousin to The Olympic Club that the Harding Park golf course was used as a parking lot when Olympic hosted the U.S. Open. Now however, Harding Park is embarking on a majors heritage of a different kind.


The major set: major venues in 2016

Three of golf’s most venerable venues; Oakmont, Royal Troon and Baltusrol will play Major host in 2016, we chart the highlights and drink in the history

What makes a links golf course?

The U.S. Open visits Chambers Bay, whereas the Open Championship heads to St Andrews, prompting Andy Farrell to consider the characteristics of links golf.

The Amazing Mr. Jones

Bobby Jones achieved what O.B. Keeler dubbed the 'Impregnable Quadrilateral' of championship triumphs in 1930. He also founded the Masters.

Major mission: Martin Kaymer

Martin Kaymer won the 2010 PGA Championship before disappearing into the shadows. Robin Barwick reports that it was part of a bigger process


A Clear History (of vodka)

Hugh Laurie said: "Russian vodka is ok if you need to clean the oven. For drinking, it must henceforth be Polish". Steve Killick charts the rise and times of vodka, from a murky past to a clear and global presence today

Top 10 Shots

More than most golfers, Arnold Palmer has played an impressive number of great shots during his storied career. For the 10th anniversary of Kingdom, we recall 10 of the most memorable. 1960 Masters Arnold Palmer, the 1958 Masters champion, arrived on the 17th green at Augusta National during the final round two years later trailing […]

Major Differences

Golf’s four premier championships all have an independent and unique history. They developed separately and many of the original contrasts between these classic events that survive to this very day.