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Author - Jay Flemma

The Sons of Francis, the U.S. Open champions that Madison Avenue Forgot

BROOKLINE, MA – Back in the Dark Ages, the Holy Catholic Church faced a dilemma; a branch of the religion embraced poverty as a defining virtue, in direct opposition to the rest of the monastic orders, triggering a century long power struggle within the church. The teachings of St. Francis of Assisi were the genesis of the discord, and during the Saint’s life he...

2022 U.S. Open Coverage Schedule for JF.com, Golf News Net, iHeartRadio

We are back live in the U.S. Open media center covering all the action from The Country Club for JF.com, Golf News Net, and iHeartRadio’s Jay Flemma Sports Report.  It’s a wild time to be a golf writer, what with the Saudi government funded LIV Golf Tour bumbling around like with all the grace and class of John Daly at a Hooters exhibition. It’s a...

Indy Pass Hurtles Into 2022-23 Season With More Resorts, New Affiliate Partners for Same Low Price

Is Indy Pass the best deal for dedicated powder hounds with wanderlust? Perhaps even by an order of magnitude? It’s hard to argue with their wild success in just three years of existence. With a whopping 92 resorts and counting on their international roster, skiers anywhere are bound to find several superb options in America, while it seems the sky’s the...

Moving Day Sputters, Periera Overtakes Zalatoris at 2022 PGA Championship

Chilean golfer Guillermo Pereira, Jr. – “Mito” as he likes to be called – took a three stroke lead at the 104th PGA Championship at Southern Hills on Saturday with a 1-under 69. He stands at 9-under for the tournament. Starting one shot behind and paired with leader Will Zalatoris in the final group, he seized the lead with a birdie on the second hole and held it the...

Generation Z Dawning, Will Zalatoris Leads 2022 PGA Championship at Halfway Point

With a bogey free 5-under 65 San Francisco-born, Texas native Will Zalatoris surged into the lead at the 104th PGA Championship. The second year pro who was runner up in his first Masters in 2021 took advantage of an unexpected, but favorable change in the weather to fire a 31 on the back nine, including three consecutive birdies at 11-13 in sunny, windless...

The Great Golf Course Designs of Perry Maxwell

Golf architect Perry Maxwell’s life and legacy were, and still are, filled with ironies. You have the southern gentleman banker who moved to the dust bowl of Oklahoma during the Great Depression to raise a family. You have a man who turned to golf design almost has an accident (and at the suggestion of his wife no less) become so proficient he became partners – and I...

Rory Roars to First Round 65 at Southern Hills

Rory McIlroy charged out of the gate at the 2022 PGA Champion like his thoroughbred days of old, carding seven birdies en route to an opening round of 5-under 65 for a one shot lead over Will Zalatoris and John Hoge. 2017 PGA Champion Justin Thomas shot a 3-under 67 and is two shots back, along with Abraham Ancer and Matt Kuchar. Starting on the back nine, McIlroy...

The Zen of Collin Morikawa at the PGA Championship

Watch out for the wunderkind…again. Collin Morikawa may have the best attitude of any of the reigning PGA Tour superstars. Here’s a kid – and I choose that word with precision, because 25 is still remarkably young for anyone, and because of the youthful exuberance Morikawa in particular exudes – here’s a kid who won the PGA Championship in his first appearance in...

Maxing Out – Gil Hanse Restoration Both Highlights and Modernizes Original Design at Southern Hills

The Southern Hills Country Club that the touring professional golfers will face in the 2022 PGA Championship will bear only a passing resemblance to the 2007 Southern Hills systematically dismantled by Tiger Woods as he won his 13th major and his fourth Wanamaker Trophy. Happily, Southern Hills will appear far more similar to its origins in 1935-36 when Golden Age...

Future PGA Championship Venues

Starting next Tuesday we’ll have wall-to-wall print and radio coverage of the PGA Championship at Southern Hills in Tulsa, Oklahoma. There’ll be stories here and at GolfNewsNet, iHeartRadio shows, and two updates a day at 92.7 the Drrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrivvvve FM!!!!!!! Sorry, that’s just too much fun:) Anyhow, Southern Hills is a smashing old Perry...