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Global Golf Post’s Ron Sirak looks at the still-stunning USGA media rights reversion to NBC after Fox decided to eat a sizeable portion of the bloated price they paid in 2013. He noted this on the timing, suggesting it was strictly a deal between the networks. The first conversations took place during the spring but gained momentum in the past two
Longtime golf writer Craig Dolch returns in the Palm Beach Post pages to share with anti-mask-wearing world just one more sad and profound consequence of COVID-19’s horrifying spread among Americans: some in group homes no longer can receive visits. Including his son Eric, now 29, who was struck with a bacterial infection at age 14 and requires gro
Doc Redman shot a 7-under 65 on Thursday to share the first-round lead with Scott Stallings and Kevin Kisner in the Rocket Mortgage Classic.Original link
The PGA Tour created an additional spot in the Charity Open field for Chase Koepka after he chose to withdraw from the Travelers out of an abundance of caution.Original link
He's had to fight through swing changes, and the blisters that come with swing changes, to find his missing game. It's only one round, but perhaps he's located it in Detroit, at a tournament in which his name is on the marquee.Original link
The European Tour lifted Thorbjorn Olesen's suspension after his criminal trial was delayed until at least December 2021 because of the coronavirus pandemic.Original link
The PGA of America is renaming its Horton Smith Award after a review of history revealed Smith defended the Caucasian-only membership clause when he served as PGA president in the early 1950s.Original link
Score one for for Wendell Haskins, the PGA of America’s former director of inclusion efforts during CEO Pete Bevacqua’s years, who penned the organization to highlight how little they had done on the inclusion front. One highlight of the letter was his simple sentence noting Horton Smith’s overt racism. Current CEO Seth Waugh reached out to Haskins’s John Feinstein follows up with Charlie Rymer about the longtime player and commentator’s COVID-19 battle. He’s back home in Myrtle Beach gradually recuperating. The story includes several noteworthy details beyond Rymer’s Tweets earlier this week, including his hospitalization, wife Carol’s role in his care and the comments from th
For many of us, there are one or two guys we’d rather not play with. For whatever reason, we just seem to play worse when paired with them. Someone I used to play with was a great guy but EVERY time we played together, I scuzzed it all over the course. Would it surprise you to learn that tour players deal with the same issue? Last week, Bubba Watso
The Courier’s Craig Smith explains plans for expanding the R&A Clubhouse (underground) along with other security updates. The building opened in early 1854 and now must accommodate the club’s inclusion of female members. Of course, none of this is open to the public so I’d understand your lack of interest. But it is golf’s most iconic clubhouse so…
No one knows anything, or so the saying goes. Especially in a time of pandemic where the unknowns and mysteries keep even experts guessing, so you can’t blame the PGA Tour for altering their guidelines almost daily. The latest adjustment comes in the case of Cameron Champ, who arrived last week from Houston, tested positive for COVID-19, withdrew b
With Titleist asking a few pros to hit shots with a dimple-free demonstration ball—video below—’s Jonathan Wall says it reminds us how important those little indentations are to the modern ball. So the next time you hammer a drive and watch the ball soar downrange, take a minute to tip your cap to the ball designer working diligently on the
The PGA Tour announced a significant change to its COVID-19 policies Wednesday that will allow players or caddies who test positive but are asymptomatic to return to competition if they return two negative test results at least 24 hours apart.Original link
Bubba Watson and Harold Varner III beat Jason Day and Wesley Bryan in a nine-hole exhibition match at The Rocket Mortgage Classic Wednesday that helped raise more than $1 million for Changing the Course, the event's charity initiative.Original link
After withdrawing from the Travelers Championship as a precaution, a recharged Webb Simpson is ready for the Rocket Mortgage Classic, and he said he believes golfers are taking protocols and safety measures more seriously now.Original link