Tributes were paid to famous golf broadcaster and journalist Renton Laidlaw, who died at the age of 82.
He has reported on 58 Open Championships and 42 Masters during his career, which included extensive work for the BBC.
The Scotsman was a BBC golf correspondent for 15 years and featured Sport on 2.
“Renton’s knowledge, insight, wit and wonderfully distinctive voice have made him an extremely popular figure in golf and sport in general,” said Martin Slumbers, Managing Director of R&A.
“He was admired by so many of us who grew up listening to his comments or reading his reports on the Open and other big leagues.
“Renton has made an outstanding contribution to golf over a long and successful career.
“He will be sadly missed by players and fans around the world and his many friends at the Royal and Ancient Golf Club of St Andrews.”
Current BBC Sport golf correspondent Iain Carter called Laidlaw a “golf media colossus”, while Dougie Donnelly added that he was “an outstanding writer and broadcaster, held in true affection by all. those with whom he worked “.
Laidlaw had been involved with the Association of Golf Writers since 1963 and held several positions.
He served as president for 10 years before stepping down in 2015.