A Repeat in the Making
The Georgia Bulldogs breezed through their first event of the year by 15 strokes, as they lapped many of the best teams in the nation. Four players return from last years title group; add to that the nations best freshman in Brian Harman, and the boys from Athens are poised to become the first team to repeat in two decades.
Harman, a member of this summers U.S. Walker Cup team, shared medalist honors, and quickly made the impact many were expecting of him.
Georgia head coach Chris Haack on Harmans debut: Hes a talented young man, and we knew he had this kind of potential when we recruited him.
If you ask me, this is Haack playing possum. He knows -- as do many others -- Harman could end up being the best player on his team.
Michael Green, another freshman for the Bulldogs, posted a top-10 finish, and adds to the depth this extraordinary team has. Chris Kirk, Brendan Todd and Kevin Kisner have all been All-Americans, and will continue in the form we are accustomed to seeing from them.
But to play devil's advocate on handing the trophy to the Dawgs, look no further than a season ago. Oklahoma State dominated the landscape all year long, winning seven team titles, and then struggled to make the 54-hole cut at Nationals, finishing well out of the mix.
It doesnt take a genius to pick Georgia, but I had this team pegged for success this season a long time ago. And there is no reason to stray from that notion now.
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Montana parents can't watch kids play high school golf
Well, this is a one new one.
Meanwhile, there's a lawyer quoted in the report claiming this is some kind of civil rights issue.
PGA Tour suspends Hensby for anti-doping violation
The statement reads:
The Tour said it would not issue further comment on Hensby's suspension.
Good time to hang up on viewer call-ins
Golf announced the most massive layoff in the industry’s history on Monday morning.
Armchair referees around the world were given their pink slips.
It’s a glorious jettisoning of unsolicited help.
Goodbye and good riddance.
But at what cost?
We saw that with Lexi Thompson at the ANA Inspiration this year.
Yes, this isn’t a perfect answer to handling rules violations.
This is good governance.
And compared to the glacial pace of major rules change of the past, this is swift.
This is the USGA and R&A leading a charge.
Lexi 'applaud's USGA, R&A for rules change
Lexi Thompson’s pain may prove to be the rest of golf’s gain.
“Clearly, that case has been something of a focus point for us,” Rickman said.
Thompson reacted to the new protocols in an Instagram post.