Golf Rules Decision Anchored in Mystery

Golf World

Long ago and far away, before I joined what many at The Associated Press derisively referred to as The Toy Department and became a sports writer, I worked in the world of news at the AP. I handled everything from prison riots to political conventions, which are really not all that different.

Among the glorious absurdities in the real world was a surreal but sadly deadly thing called the Falklands War. That conflict in 1982 between Argentina and the United Kingdom seemed at the beginning like a bizarre outtake from the Peter Sellers film "The Mouse That Roared," in which a tiny, impoverished nation declared war on the United States hoping to lose.

On April 2, 1982, Argentina occupied the disputed Falkland Islands, off its coast, and the U.K. declared war, saying...

Read Full Article »

Recommended Articles

Belly Putter Ruling May Be Hard to Stomach

Ron Sirak, Golf World - November 22, 2012

When George H. W. Bush was President of the United States, he kept a 52-inch putter in the grandfather clock in the Oval Office so he could practice when he had a free minute. Bush the Elder was known for his rapid pace of... more »

'Curly One' Enjoying His Success

John Strege, Golf Digest - November 27, 2012

Comparisons to Tiger Woods are unavoidable, given Rory McIlroy's ascent to No. 1 in the World Ranking and the dominance with which he is flirting. Context advises caution, however, notwithstanding the similarities: At 23, each... more »

Tiger Gets a Victory - on Belly Putters

Jim McCabe, Golfweek - November 28, 2012

As victories go, Tiger Woods was more than happy to talk about the one that served as a bridge from a forgettable part of his career to something he’s more accustomed to. Last year’s emphatic birdie, birdie finish erased a... more »

Leave The Old Course Alone

Lorne Rubenstein, Globe and Mail - November 28, 2012

The Links Trust, along with the Royal and Ancient Golf Club of St. Andrews, which conducts the Open, issued its press release with the momentous news last week. Reports indicate that there was no call for public comment about the... more »

Golf's Biggest Turkeys

Derek Evers, Alex Myers and San Weinman, Golf Digest - November 21, 2012

Being in front of the TV cameras can wear on you over time. Just ask Tiger Woods and Rory McIlroy. From minor slips of the tongue, to burgeoning bromances, it seems like every detail of their on-the-course lives makes a... more »