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Golf Writers Association of America Selects Dustin Johnson, Bernhard Langer, Sei Young Kim as Players of the Year

With a whopping 93.6 percent of the vote, the Golf Writers Association of America selected Dustin Johnson as PGA Tour Player of the Year. Germany’s Bernhard Langer took home the same honors for the Senior “Champions” Tour, while Sei Young Kim won the award for the LPGA. It was DJ’s second POY award. The ballot also included Bryson DeChambeau...

RYDER CUP AND PRESIDENTS CUP RESCHEDULED FOR 2021 & 2022, RESPECTIVELY

The PGA of America, PGA Tour and the R&A jointly announced that the Ryder Cup and President’s Cup are postponed for one year and rescheduled to 2021 and 2022 respectively. Well it beats having a Ryder Cup with no fans…which is what we get for the PGA Championship and likely the U.S. Open. From the announcement: The 43rd Ryder Cup, scheduled for...

Whether Wuhan Flu or Coronavirus, it KOs Masters, Major Sports, Vail and Alterra Resorts

Call it Black Friday or Friday the 13th, whichever you like, but that was the day the sports world went dark, along with Broadway and colleges across the country. Wuhan Flu or Coronavirus, whatever it’s called, it’s here. Time to get those 90-day emergency supplies out. Not ready…out. The time to prepare for this has passed. If you weren’t...

Top USGA, PGA Tour, and PGA of America Tournament Venues for 2020

It’s been a great few weeks for Golden Age golf architecture on the PGA Tour. With all the world enjoying Pebble Beach, Riviera and the other crown jewels that the West Coast has to offer, it’s a good time to take a closer look at some of the best tournament venues we’ll see this year from not only the PGA Tour, but from the USGA and PGA of America as well. There are...

Handicapping Redux for the 2018 Masters

“Tiger and Phil! Tiger and Phil! Tiger and Phil!” For the last eight weeks, that’s all we’ve heard in golf. Turn on your television set, pick up a magazine, or scan a newspaper headline, and it’s almost as if prophets were delivering a message from God that they saw written in letters of fire 30 feet high. And as we’ve inched closer to the Masters, it’s grown more...

Top 10 Things Not to say to ESPN’s Michael Collins in a Pro-Am

Having been, at various times, both the celebrity in the pro am as well as a player, I can attest to the bedlam, mayhem, and chaos a pro am round can devolve to. I once watched a guy playing in a pro-am in Jamaica smack a stone tee marker in front of him, (a giant tiki…decorative and festive, but bad idea for a tee marker) and had the ball catapult into the...

The 2017 Jazzy Awards – Player of the Year Justin Thomas

It’s time again for Jay’s Year end golf awards – the Jazzys as we call them. This year’s Player of the Year is clearly Justin Thomas. Five wins, a PGA Championship for his first major and he took home the $10,000,000 after winning the season ending playoffs. Hideki Matsuyama had a breakout year too, but it wasn’t enough to wrest either a...

Double Tiger Woods News – Nude Photos Lawsuit and Toxicology Report Shows THC

Two bits of Tiger Woods news as we head to hump day. First, despite being torn apart by a pack of harpies during his infamous sex scandal, Tiger allegedly traded nude photos by cell phone with Lindsay Vonn. In a completely bone-headed move, Vonn stored them in an Internet cloud that was hacked, along with the nude photos of dozens of other celebrities. The photos...

The PGA Championship Quail Hollow – You’ll Play Better Courses Than the Pros This Week

Question: What do you do when you want to build a huge buzz for your golf course, but its design is only pretty good, not truly great? Answer: GOODIE BAGS! If there’s one superlative you can say about Quail Hollow Club, the swag is terrific. If there’s two, well… CRICKET! CRICKET! CRICKET! The pros, the PGA of America, and the club’s guests love Quail Hollow. At its...

11-Year Old Erin Hills Becomes Only the Second Modern Era Course in 47 Years to Host U.S. Open

ERIN, WI – Dana Fry, who along with Mike Hurdzan and lawyer-turned-writer-turned-golf architect Ron Whitten, designed 11-year old Erin Hills, site of the 117th U.S. Open, recently said in an interview that, “it’s unprecedented for the USGA to host the tournament at a venue this new.” He’s close to being correct. It’s actually only the second “new,” modern-era course...

Steve Czaban Skewers the Rio Olympics Course and it’s Potential Closing

Steve Czaban has this eye-opening expose on the graft, incompetence, and neglect plaguing the future of the Rio Olympics course. I remember telling certain golf architects that losing that bid would be a blessing, and that the guy who won would be sorry in the long run. And while it was fun for three weeks, it looks like that might be the extent of the course’s...