Open golf championship venues are at risk of disappearing under the sea due to climate change, according to a report on BBC Sport.

The venues are predicted to be underwater by the end of the century if the sea level rises even slightly due to climate change, with many other sports also set to take a hit.

Venues such as St Andrews and Royal Troon are especially in danger of being washed under the water and the governing bodies of golf and various other sports such as cricket and football are starting to become worried.

Montrose, which is one of the oldest golf courses in history, is at severe risk of disappearing under the North Sea.

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Chris Curnin is the director at Montrose Golf Links and he is already worried about the impact climate change is having on the course.

He said:

As the sea rises and the coast falls away, we’re left with nowhere to go. Climate change is often seen as tomorrow’s problem – but it’s already eating away at our course.

In a perfect storm we could lose 5-10 metres over just a couple of days and that could happen at pretty much any point.

Adverse weather has already started to negatively affect golf more than it used to in the past, with playing time being significantly reduced due to rain and storms.