Golf is traditionally seen as a sport for more affluent members of society. But that has started to change.
The German Golf Federation estimates that in Germany over 600,000 play on a total of some 700 golf courses all over the country. One major men's competition worldwide is the Ryder Cup, which takes place every two years. Teams from the United States compete with teams from Europe. DW's golf content is aggregated on this page.
The world's top golfers compete for the Claret Jug in the 147th Open. It is the most prestigious golf tournament in the world and Germany's Martin Kaymer will set off in the first group on the long, challenging course.