Category: Opinion

OPINION: Rules Have Taken On Touch Of Gray View More
The Rules of Golf seem to be on everyone's mind in 2017. (Photo Credit: Andrew Boyers, Reuters)

OPINION: Rules Have Taken On Touch Of Gray

Remember when golf’s rules were as black and white as Gary Player’s wardrobe? It was simple.   You either did something wrong, intentional or not, or you didn’t. Evidently, the rules have gone gray. That’s the prevailing fallout from the latest rules frenzy which involved the European Tour choosing not…

OPINION: Golf’s Leaders Must Take Stand On TV Call-Ins View More
Lexi Thompson during the final round of the ANA Inspiration. (Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports)

OPINION: Golf’s Leaders Must Take Stand On TV Call-Ins

Maybe the adage “there’s no such thing as bad publicity” is true after all. The LPGA hasn’t gotten this much coverage in, well, ever. ESPN was all over the Lexi Thompson rules story on the same day as the NCAA men’s basketball final, while Mike Golic and Mike Greenberg spent…

OPINION: By Ignoring Golf’s Ties To Emirates, We Risk Hypocrisy View More
Flanked by Emiratis, Tommy Fleetwood holds up the trophy after winning the Abu Dhabi HSBC Golf Championship in the United Arab Emirates. Photo Credit: REUTERS/Stringer

OPINION: By Ignoring Golf’s Ties To Emirates, We Risk Hypocrisy

The Honourable Company of Edinburgh Golfers did the right thing. Begrudgingly for some, sure, but women are not just part of the fabric of golf, they are the engine that drives most of the game’s growth. Excluding them from membership is sexist and silly. RELATED STORY, March 14, 2017: Muirfield…

A Southerner Responds to Augusta Culinary Fascination View More
Fancy some tasty Southern food? Instead of Pimento Cheese Sandwiches, try Steve's recipe for Pimento Cheese Stuffed Fried Chicken.

A Southerner Responds to Augusta Culinary Fascination

I love Augusta National. I really do. I’ve been there scores of times, beginning when I was 10 years old, and extending into gray-haired senior-club-championship status. My first bestselling book was entitled Augusta: Home of the Masters Tournament. I grew up in Georgia and spent countless hours in the R.T….

Fowler Puts On a Character Clinic View More
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Fowler Puts On a Character Clinic

In the past nine months, Rickie Fowler has done nothing but impress inside the ropes, winning twice each on the PGA and European tours against stellar fields. What Fowler did after his latest victory last Sunday in Abu Dhabi, where he vanquished Jordan Spieth and Rory McIlroy among others, suggests…