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'Golf courses crumbling into the sea' – Open venues could disappear, says new climate report

'Golf courses crumbling into the sea' – Open venues could disappear, says new climate report

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Open Championship venues such as St Andrews and Royal Troon could be under water by the end of the century if sea levels rise even slightly as a result of climate change, according to a new report.The Climate Coalition says golf, football and cricket face an "unexpected threat", with cricket to be the "hardest hit".The report predicts "cancelled football matches, flooded cricket grounds and golf courses crumbling into the sea".It adds that rising winter temperatures mean the Scottish skiing industry could collapse within 50 years.The report says six of the UK's seven wettest years on record have occurred since 2000, with cricket's County Championship already losing thousands of overs every season."Climate change is already impacting our ability to play and watch the sports we love," said t...