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Morri: Cam ruling conspiracies showcase golf’s divide

Morri: Cam ruling conspiracies showcase golf’s divide

There was a time when a good old fashioned rules snafu was just that: a bunch of golf nerds arguing the rights and wrongs of the game’s rules after some sort of high profile incident. 15 Aug 2022
Morri: Like it or not, course design matters

Morri: Like it or not, course design matters

Watching the best women in the world being tested by one of the game’s great links at Muirfield got me thinking about course architecture and its broader role in the game. 8 Aug 2022
Morri: A reminder of the simplicity of golf

Morri: A reminder of the simplicity of golf

One of this column’s favourite people in golf is Sandy Jamieson and the man behind 1Club Golf was at it again this week on Twitter. 1 Aug 2022
Morri: Northcote’s moment of truth

Morri: Northcote’s moment of truth

Sometimes, it feels as though golf exists simultaneously in parallel universes. 25 Jul 2022
Morri: Remember the name … Joo-hyung Kim

Morri: Remember the name … Joo-hyung Kim

The attention, as it should be, was at the top of the leaderboard at the Old Course as one of the more compelling majors in recent memory unfolded. 18 Jul 2022
Clayton: The brilliance of the Old Course

Clayton: The brilliance of the Old Course

Peter Thomson long argued The Old Course at St. Andrews was the game’s most important course and all others are mere copies. 12 Jul 2022
Morri: In appreciation of the non-winners

Morri: In appreciation of the non-winners

For all the off-course chaos in the game right now, it’s encouraging to note golf still delivers a competitive spectacle unlike any other sport. 11 Jul 2022
Hayes: What would Jim Ferrier think?

Hayes: What would Jim Ferrier think?

It’s Open week, thank Ferrier (I’ve decided after much analysis that old Jim warrants being my golfing god). 11 Jul 2022
Clayton: Designing in the field

Clayton: Designing in the field

Normally a brief from a golf club or a client to a golf course architect is reasonably extensive. Something of an exception was Richard Sattler, the Barnbougle owner who simply told Tom Doak and I – “I don’t care what you do – just don’t screw it up.” 8 Jul 2022
Morri: A ‘revolution’ that smacks of sameness

Morri: A ‘revolution’ that smacks of sameness

It must feel quite surreal inside the LIV Golf bubble. For evidence, see Talor Gooch’s rightly lambasted delusional comparison of the LIV team event to the Ryder Cup. 4 Jul 2022
Morri: Not even close to a fair fight

Morri: Not even close to a fair fight

I don’t know how many ways there are to say this, but the game’s best women players deserve better. Much better. 27 Jun 2022
Opinion: Black clouds apparently alright for others

Opinion: Black clouds apparently alright for others

Let’s be honest. There exists almost no ideal time for significant news that won’t steal attention away from another tournament in the never ending cycle of professional golf. 22 Jun 2022
Morri: Comparing Saudi golf involvement is apples to oranges

Morri: Comparing Saudi golf involvement is apples to oranges

More than one person wondered aloud this week why the Ladies European Tour players teeing up in the Saudi-backed Aramco Team Series haven’t been subject to the same scrutiny as their male counterparts who have signed up for the LIV Tour. 20 Jun 2022
Huggan: The U.S. Open displays what LIV can’t buy

Huggan: The U.S. Open displays what LIV can’t buy

Before the 122nd U.S. Open began, much of the chatter around The Country Club was devoted to the first LIV event. No surprise there, of course, the evolution of the Saudi-backed Tour/circuit/series has been the talk of the other Tours for months now. 19 Jun 2022
Huggan: Scheffler and Daffue – opposite sides of Kipling's coin

Huggan: Scheffler and Daffue – opposite sides of Kipling's coin

Rudyard Kipling might have been a golfer. Then again, maybe not. But even if he never teed-up anywhere, you get the feeling the Englishman born in India knew a thing or two about the endless vagaries of the stick-and-ball game Scotland gave to the world. 18 Jun 2022
Huggan: Tarren continues multiple U.S. Open traditions

Huggan: Tarren continues multiple U.S. Open traditions

Amongst many, one of the great traditions at the U.S. Open is that the men who shoot some of the lowest scores on day one are often enough household names. But only in their own households. 17 Jun 2022
Huggan: Major force Zalatoris keen on tough test

Huggan: Major force Zalatoris keen on tough test

This week at The Country Club, Will Zalatoris will compete for only the ninth time in one of golf’s four most important events. He and they are already a more than snug fit. 16 Jun 2022
Huggan: Rahm’s (briefly interrupted) Brookline love in

Huggan: Rahm’s (briefly interrupted) Brookline love in

He’s the defending champion. He’s been to No.1 in the world. But not that many people are talking about Jon Rahm as a possible winner of this 122nd U.S. Open. Which is surprising, but then again, not. 15 Jun 2022
Morri: Minjee and Matilda remind us of the best of golf

Morri: Minjee and Matilda remind us of the best of golf

There are times when golf feels like one giant juxtaposition. Last week was one of those times. 13 Jun 2022
Morri: It’s tough ... even at the top

Morri: It’s tough ... even at the top

Whether toiling under the intense spotlight at the U.S. Women’s Open or the virtual anonymity of the PGA Tour Latino America, professional golf is not for the feint of heart. 6 Jun 2022
Morri: Northcote’s survival a cautionary tale

Morri: Northcote’s survival a cautionary tale

Recent developments around the Northcote Public golf course in Melbourne are cause for serious concern among those who have an interest in the future of public golf. 30 May 2022