Golf’s Sweeping Rule Changes: A Force For Good?

The rules of golf have positively mutated since they first saw the light of day.

Back in 1744, golf’s original rulebook contained just 13 ‘laws’. In the near three centuries since, this chunk of paper has swelled, and now stands at a total of 34 rules – and plenty more within each. [Read more…]

2016 U.S. Open at Oakmont Picks, Including the Driver-Off-The-Deck BOLD Play of the Week #isitThursdayyet

So, just how tough is Oakmont?  Well, in the 2007 U.S. Open held there, Justin Rose, Paul Casey and Stephen Ames all finished the week at +11…and finished in the top 10.  ELEVEN OVER PAR, as in like, almost 3 over par per round.  Oh yeah, and the cut itself came in at +10, so a pair of 5-over-par 75’s and you had a tee time on the weekend.  Yowza!  [Read more…]

2015 U.S. Open at Chambers Bay picks + predictions, plus the Driver-Off-The-Deck BOLD Play of the Week #isitThursdayyet

Welcome to the 2015 U.S. Open, aka the year of the unknowns.  An unfamiliar course (Chambers Bay) and a new broadcasting network (Fox).  Let’s dive right in. [Read more…]

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…]

2013 U.S. Senior Open at Omaha CC TV Schedule #SweatyGrindfest

“Winning any USGA championship is a feather in the cap of any player at any level.” – Golf Channel on NBC analyst and 2004 U.S. Senior Open Champion Peter Jacobsen

I agree with that Peter Jacobsen quote wholeheartedly.   [Read more…]