Charles Is Still in Charge

Charles Barkley decided to play 18 holes of golf yesterday in the middle of his off-season as a Turner Sports analyst.  That shouldn’t have been news. But the fact that it occurred at a Trump-owned course, in a pro-am with former president Donald Trump, at an event financed by Saudi officials on the fledgling LIV … Read more

Everything’s That Old Is New Again–For Now

In a year where the professional golf world has seen unprecedented and potentially permanent upheaval it’s almost a relief to know that The Open (we Yanks call it the British Open, but those that invented the sport know there’s really only one open championship) is being contested at St. Andrew’s in Scotland on what is … Read more

Live and Let LIV

You’re Arlo White.  For most of your life and career you lived a modest existence broadcasting football matches in your native England, raising a family and toiling in relative obscurity beyond the Pond.  At age 38 you’re “discovered” in the U.S. and you uproot said family and move across said Pond, becoming the voice of … Read more

Hello (Again), Friend(s)

Early this morning in Augusta, Georgia a tradition 88 years in the making will take place at the National Golf Course when three of the sport’s living legends, Jack Nicklaus, Gary Player and Tom Watson, will tee off in their ceremonial opening drives.  A fourth will do something even remarkable, He will tee off for … Read more