opinion

Morri: A reality check for the ‘relatable’ crowd

Morri: A reality check for the ‘relatable’ crowd

Fellas, stop kidding yourselves. The game played by golf’s best women is not, and never will be, ‘relatable’ to us male club golfers. 13 Sep 2021
Morri: Rules are rules

Morri: Rules are rules

No other sport does a rules snafu quite like golf, as evidenced by the ‘debacle du jour’ from the Solheim Cup this past week. 6 Sep 2021
Morri: Pros and participation are golf’s chicken and egg

Morri: Pros and participation are golf’s chicken and egg

Robin Williams’ favourite joke was actually a cartoon. The illustration depicts a chicken and an egg lying in bed, each smoking a cigarette. 30 Aug 2021
Morri: Laura the legend

Morri: Laura the legend

If you’re making the case for golf Exhibit A – the legend that is Laura Davies – must surely be among the first entered into evidence? 23 Aug 2021
Morri: Golf is unique, for the better

Morri: Golf is unique, for the better

It’s an almost never ending quest among industry types to look to other sports for ways to ‘fix’ golf. 16 Aug 2021
Morri: The Gap

Morri: The Gap

The gap between the elite and recreational player has never been wider yet golf retains its unique ability to both elevate the duffer and humiliate the champion in almost equal measure. 9 Aug 2021
Morri: Olympic format fit for purpose

Morri: Olympic format fit for purpose

Winston Churchill once famously described democracy as ‘the worst form of government except for all the others’. 72-hole strokeplay at the Olympics might fall into the same category. 2 Aug 2021
Morri: Lee’s win cause for reflection

Morri: Lee’s win cause for reflection

Australia’s newest major champion will likely never come to be known as one of the game’s best interviews or most thoughtful players. 26 Jul 2021
Opinion: Why I (sometimes) side with the haters of the game I love

Opinion: Why I (sometimes) side with the haters of the game I love

Golf is an easy game to fall in love with. The pursuit of a purely struck shot; the ability of all to compete on a level playing field; the joy of a walk outdoors with friends. It has a lot to recommend it. 21 Jul 2021
Morri: Paying due to the supporting cast

Morri: Paying due to the supporting cast

The harsh reality is we will have forgotten them a year from now but the role of the supporting cast should not be overlooked at the game’s most important tournaments. 19 Jul 2021
Opinion: St. George’s exposes flaws and strengths alike

Opinion: St. George’s exposes flaws and strengths alike

Golf is a frustrating game. Every person who has played it knows this to be fact. 16 Jul 2021
Opinion: Irate DeChambeau not helping himself

Opinion: Irate DeChambeau not helping himself

Bryson DeChambeau is a magnet for coverage and controversy these days, with almost every comment met with suggestion that the origin of negative coverage is distaste for the American. 15 Jul 2021
Morri: Time to mix it up?

Morri: Time to mix it up?

Is it worth sacrificing the Solheim Cup to create a mixed Presidents Cup? That is the simple question that needs to be answered by those calling for the PGA Tour’s biennial US v Rest of the World concept to include women in the competition. 12 Jul 2021
Opinion: Where are the women?

Opinion: Where are the women?

On Monday, my colleague Rod Morri mused on the idea that golf doesn’t get a fair shake when it comes to mainstream media coverage. 8 Jul 2021
Morri: You can’t read all about it

Morri: You can’t read all about it

During our ‘The Thing About Golf’ podcast interview back in February, Mat Goggin said something which remains front of mind whenever the topic of the game’s image among the non-golf public comes up. 5 Jul 2021
MORRI: Slow play penalty impetus for introspection

MORRI: Slow play penalty impetus for introspection

The only interesting thing about slow play is the reaction of those who get penalised for it and what that tells us about ourselves. 28 Jun 2021
Opinion: Shout it, shout it, shout it out loud

Opinion: Shout it, shout it, shout it out loud

I have a suggestion for a tune Bryson DeChambeau can play in his trademark ear buds as he walks to the 1st tee for his next tournament start this week in Connecticut. 22 Jun 2021
Morri: The wider impact of long rough

Morri: The wider impact of long rough

Great US Open finish, great winner, great story. Great golf stuff all round. 21 Jun 2021
Opinion: Golf and mental health

Opinion: Golf and mental health

The benefits of golf on mental health have been espoused many times. Particularly over the previous 18 months. 18 Jun 2021
Morri: Golf (not women’s or men’s) the winner

Morri: Golf (not women’s or men’s) the winner

There is an assumption that events like the Vic Open and last weekend’s Scandinavian Mixed are predominantly focussed on raising the profile of women’s golf. 15 Jun 2021
Morri: Time, timing and tournament golf

Morri: Time, timing and tournament golf

It’s the stuff that mathematical analysis can’t account for in golf. That combination of time and timing, intangibles like momentum and the inability of the human brain to switch off. 7 Jun 2021