2013 Golf: News From Around The Worlds Greatest Game

Now that Pro Golf Now has been moved back to its regular home, we can get back to the business of talking about the Worlds Greatest Game. Around the Links is a compilation of links to golf stories from around the internet that I either found informative, or fun. Around the Links will provide access to these stories without you having to scour the net for them. Enjoy!

Jul 21, 2013; Toledo, OH, USA; LPGA spectators during the final round of the Marathon Classic at Highland Meadows Golf Club. Mandatory Credit: Andrew Weber-USA TODAY Sports

Jul 21, 2013; Toledo, OH, USA; LPGA spectators during the final round of the Marathon Classic at Highland Meadows Golf Club. Mandatory Credit: Andrew Weber-USA TODAY Sports

One Big Global Golf Tour

If you have read any of my previous blogs, you already know that I believe there will someday be a World Tour for men that, and according to an article in the Wall Street Journal Online that day may come sooner than later.

“People think of golf in terms of a tour or tours, and certainly, if the game moves to a more integrated global focus, a world tour is one possibility,” Finchem said. “But there are other strong alternatives to consider.”

Now that the LPGA has tested the water in such a concept, I think it’s “full steam ahead” for the PGA and European Tours to proceed. The LPGA suffered in the first couple of years, but after a great 2013, fan excitement and interest in the LPGA is returning.

LPGA Tour adds 4 events

I personally think LPGA Tour Commissioner Mike Whan has done an excellent job in guiding the Tour through some tough times, but adding four events without increasing the prize fund may be a problem that comes back to bite him. Purses at LPGA events are still quite inferior to the men’s game, and there is some friction in the rank in file.

World Challenge to move to Isleworth in 2014

As Tiger Woods has migrated his life to Florida from his Southern California roots, this move was almost inevitable. I’m just surprised it didn’t happen sooner.

PGA Tour suspended play after JFK assassination

I thought in lieu of the 50th anniversary of this event in our history, this article from Emily Kay at SB Nation was a great read. JFK was limited with his back problems, but is still probably the best golfer who ever occupied the White House.

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Topics: Golf, LPGA, PGA, Tiger Woods

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