USGA Goes All Cash-Grabby and Sells Its US Open Rights to Fox Sports, Who Knows Nothing About Golf #NoGlowPuckPlease

We’ve seen it for years by governing bodies of other sports- the big, dark cash grab.  The NCAA and its hilariously silly BCS signed for billions with ESPN just a couple years ago, and now with its new “playoff” format have beefed up the deal for billions more.   [Read more…]

Lee Janzen DQ’d For Wearing Metal Spikes During U.S. Open Sectional Qualifier Even Though the Rules Sheet Said They Were Not Allowed #DontTellJeffOverton

A story that shouldn’t have been that big of a story has become a big story because it’s been the year of odd stories on the PGA Tour.  Woof, that sentence tired me out just typing it.  Basically, it’s been a year chalk full of oddities on Tour (deer antler spray, anchoring, fried chicken), so a two-time U.S. Open champion being DQ’d during U.S. Open Sectional Qualifying seemed to just fit right into golf’s stride at the moment. [Read more…]

The Ban Stands- USGA + R&A Announce Anchored Putter Ban Effective In 2016, My Bullet-Pointed Opinionated Analysis

Today, the USGA + R&A both stated their plans to implement Rule 14-1b, which prohibits anchoring of the club during any swing or stroke.  This of course, will make the usage of a belly or long putter that is anchored at any point to a golfer’s body illegal effective January 1st, 2016.  [Read more…]

This Year’s U.S. Open at Merion Golf Club Will Have Wicker Baskets Instead of Flags

The 2013 U.S. Open at Merion Golf Club not only will be retro in the fact that it’ll be the first time in 8 years that our nation’s championship will be played on a course under 7,000 yards, but also in that there will be wicker baskets instead of flags on the greens.  Who, what, huh?

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USGA Receives Nearly 10,000 Entries For 2013 U.S. Open at Merion Golf Club, An All-Time Record

The United States Golf Association (USGA) announced today that it received nearly 10,000 entries for this year’s U.S. Open (9,860 total to be exact), an all-time record.  This year’s tourney will be held June 13-16 at Merion Golf Club in Ardmore, PA.  The previous all-time record for entries was 9,086 (a dyslexic 9,860) for the ’09 Open at Bethpage Black.

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