The USGA is expected to ban long-handled putters. It’s a serious matter for the sport, but Bill turns to Bill Pennington of the New York Times to chat about the proposed ban’s more lighthearted implications.
During halftime of the Chargers-Broncos game on Monday, Phil Mickelson tried to hit a $1 million shot for charity…and missed. The crowd booed, but may have done so too soon: the Chargers allowed 35 unanswered points in the second half. Bill Littlefield shares his thoughts on what can happen when golf, charity, the NFL, and karma collide.
The Ryder Cup golf tournament is underway, but is anyone watching? John Feinstein, who writes about golf for the ‘Washington Post’ and ‘Golf Digest,’ talks through the tournament’s history of ups and downs.
In the past 15 major golf championships, there have been 15 different winners. Will the British Open break the streak? Christopher Clarey of The New York Times joins the show to discuss the streak and his 15 years covering the Open Championship.
14-year-old Andy Zhang had a rough start to his first US Open. He triple bogeyed the first hole and did only slightly better on the next four. But, the youngest ever qualifier for the tournament soon settled down. Bill Littlefield has the story.
Former University of Tennessee women’s basketball coach Pat Summitt has early-onset dementia. She retired in April. Nonetheless, Summitt has added yet another athletic achievement to her resume. This time on the golf course. Bill Littlefield explains.
Prior to April 2010, Dan McLaughlin had never played a full round of golf. Today he has a single-digit handicap. With 10,000 hours of practice, he hopes to make the PGA Tour. Bill Littlefield talks with the golfer and Alan Bastable, who profiled him for Golf Magazine.
Over the past three years, pro golfer Ken Green has lost his brother, his longtime girlfriend, his son, his dog, and much of his right leg. But he’s still playing golf. Only A Game’s Ron Schachter has the story.
Roger Clemens went before Congress and said he never used steroids. But many people think he lied about that. Now he’s on trial for perjury. Jack Nicklaus also went before Congress, but for a different reason. Bill Littlefield explores the story.
Hank Haney coached Tiger Woods for six years. His recent book, “The Big Miss,” discusses his time with Woods. Haney referred to himself as “one of Tiger’s many enablers.”