As Scotland awaited the results of its independence referendum, the Royal and Ancient Golf Club of St. Andrews voted to welcome women members for the first time in its 260-year history. In an update to our earlier story on the vote, Doug Tribou reports.
Men and women have long played golf together in St. Andrew’s, Scotland, but women have never been allowed to join the prestigious Royal and Ancient Golf Club. That could change when the results of a vote are announced Thursday. Only A Game’s Doug Tribou recently traveled to Scotland and has our story.
As Rory McIlroy won the 2014 PGA Championship, Tiger Woods’ drought in majors continued. He’s stuck on 14 major victories and Jack Nicklaus’ record of 18 seems further away than ever. Sports writer Chuck Culpepper says even if he falls short, missing the mark won’t tarnish Tiger’s career.
Tiger Woods was forced to withdraw from the Bridgestone Invitational on Sunday due to back spasms. The man who once seemed destined to win majors into his 40s has not won one since 2008. Bill Littlefield speculates about the consequences of his latest injury.
While the rest of the golf industry is in a tailspin, one company has managed to thrive. Using new technology, Topgolf is drawing crowds to its 10 locations in the United States. Topgolf CEO Ken May joins Bill Littlefield to share the company’s secrets.
With his win at the British Open, Rory McIlroy became the first golfer since Tiger Woods to win three majors by age 25. Meanwhile, Woods’ career seems to be going in the opposite direction. ESPN’s Farrell Evans joins Bill Littlefield.
Rory McIlroy’s recent triumph at the British Open has some golf enthusiasts hoping for a rise in the game’s popularity. That’s caused Bill Littlefield to remember his own youthful attempts to play golf.
Erik Compton tied for second at the U.S. Open last weekend, an especially impressive feat given that he’s a two-time heart transplant recipient. Compton spoke with Bill Littlefield about his recovery and recent success.
Benton Harbor, Mich., has been through tough times in recent years. But Harbor Shores, a golf course built right in the middle of downtown, has given the city hope for economic development. Reporter Greg Echlin has the story.
As Only A Game celebrates its 20th anniversary, analyst Charlie Pierce weighs in on Michael Sam, the future of golf, and changes in the sports landscape in the past two decades.