International gets Bolton permit for LIV Golf event Labor Day weekend

International gets Bolton permit for LIV Golf event Labor Day weekend

BOLTON, Mass. — With thousands of people expected to visit Bolton and The International Golf complex Labor Day Weekend for the Saudi-based LIV Golf tournament, the Bolton Select Board gave its approval at the board’s June 16 meeting. Acting under a bylaw that would allow the event unless the board found it was detrimental to … Read more

USGA to build $40 million grant to fund national development program

BROOKLINE, Mass. – There was a line in Tiger Woods’ World Golf Hall of Fame induction speech that resonated deeply with Mike Whan. The US Golf Association CEO was already putting the wheels in motion for a USA development program when Woods told the world about a kitchen-table meeting in which he learned that his … Read more

NBC Sports has viewers doing remote-control gymnastics

Watching the 122na US Open felt like an Olympic sport. Call it remote-control gymnastics and yours truly is in contention for a podium finish after Day 1. First the good news: NBC Sports is providing more than 45 hours of live championship coverage Thursday-Sunday, not to mention a staggering 100-plus hours of live streaming coverage … Read more

Jon Rahm finds LIV Golf format ‘not really appealing’

Jon Rahm didn’t enjoy having to ship the US Open trophy back as his year-long custody of the silver double-handled winner’s prize came to an end. While Rahm noted that he feels less pressure at the majors since capturing the US Open and he desperately wants to defend his title and bring the trophy back … Read more

Mike Whan’s desire to reshape American golf is important

ARMOR, PA. – It’s difficult to look at this year’s US Curtis Cup team and think there’s a problem with women’s golf in this country. After all, there are some potential world-beaters on this squad. Just look at world No. 1 Rose Zhang. If recent history is any indication, however, only one or two players … Read more

How will Phil Mickelson fare at 2022 US Open? NBC crew has thoughts

During his press conference ahead of the debut of LIV Golf on Thursday, Phil Mickelson was asked how he thought winning the US Open next week would compare with his win at the 2021 PGA Championship. “I don’t know how others will receive it but I would be quite favorable with it,” Mickelson said. Laughter … Read more

Dustin Johnson failed a test of his character

The only conventional business principle evident in LIV Golf is not one of those antiquated notions like return on investment, quality of product or accountability of leadership. It’s the ‘whale’ strategy, the art of securing one high-profile client, at whatever cost, to lend the patina of marketing credibility to an enterprise and distract from the … Read more