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Opinion: Major week time for major farewell

Opinion: Major week time for major farewell

It always started the same. 20 May 2022
Morri: A reminder of professional golf’s place

Morri: A reminder of professional golf’s place

It’s easy to get distracted by professional golf, particularly those of us who work in the industry (and especially the media). 9 May 2022
Morri: Australian Open decision combines our best assets

Morri: Australian Open decision combines our best assets

There will be those not in favour, but I say Golf Australia are to be applauded for last week’s announcement that the 2022 Australia Opens will adopt the Vic Open model of the past decade. 2 May 2022
Morri: Less for pros, more for the rest of us

Morri: Less for pros, more for the rest of us

Less distance for pros and elite amateurs but more for those who need it. That looks to be the trade off the R&A and USGA are seeking as they inch ever closer to a roll back of distance at the top levels of the game. 21 Mar 2022
Huggan: Sawgrass’ finish doesn’t live up to the hype

Huggan: Sawgrass’ finish doesn’t live up to the hype

This is difficult for me. As someone who leans left politically – here a good fit for anyone who deals with professional golfers as much as I do – this is a tough thing to admit. 10 Mar 2022
Morri: The Players Series reinforces value of public golf

Morri: The Players Series reinforces value of public golf

What did the rain shortened TPS at Bonne Doon at the weekend have to do with making the case for funding public golf? 7 Mar 2022
Morri: Enjoy it or not, Phoenix isn’t attracting new golfers

Morri: Enjoy it or not, Phoenix isn’t attracting new golfers

There’s much I don’t like about the Phoenix Open and its 16th hole but I am aware those misgivings are personal bias and hold no more weight than those who subscribe to the opposing view. 14 Feb 2022
Morri: All slow play not created (or treated) equal

Morri: All slow play not created (or treated) equal

Golf is the most infuriating of games but golf commentary (of the social media variety, not the TV kind) trumps it. 31 Jan 2022
Morri: Time for a tee change

Morri: Time for a tee change

The year might be new but the arguments in golf are old and one of the most archaic raised its ugly head before 2022 was even 48 hours old. 10 Jan 2022
Opinion: Sandbelt Invitational spectacular, just don’t say the ‘P’ word

Opinion: Sandbelt Invitational spectacular, just don’t say the ‘P’ word

There is no such thing as perfect in golf. It simply doesn’t exist. 24 Dec 2021
Morri: Tiger’s return reminds us of his departure

Morri: Tiger’s return reminds us of his departure

One of the first things you learn as a cadet reporter is there are only six questions which make a story newsworthy: it is either the who, what, when, where, how or why of any given event. 20 Dec 2021
Morri: Much more to golf than distance

Morri: Much more to golf than distance

It’s been a while since we talked distance in this digital space but given the topic is never far from the surface (no matter which side of the debate you’re on) let’s give it another whirl this week. 22 Nov 2021
Morri: Why do we play golf?

Morri: Why do we play golf?

“The ‘rules’ of golf are to score as low as possible,” he said, “but the PURPOSE of golf is for you to decide.” 15 Nov 2021
Morri: Golf’s golden egg moment

Morri: Golf’s golden egg moment

Children’s fairytales are often instructive. They use simple stories to teach young ones lessons that can be applied to the more complex situations encountered later in adult life. 8 Nov 2021
Opinion: Sportswashing is a dirty business

Opinion: Sportswashing is a dirty business

Greg Norman’s involvement in a new Asian Tour series backed by the Saudi government, as CEO no less, has received plenty of attention this past week. 4 Nov 2021
Morri: Disrupting professional golf

Morri: Disrupting professional golf

If a question is worth asking, the answer – infuriatingly – is almost always ‘it depends’. And so it is with professional golf and where its future might lie. 25 Oct 2021
Does this deserve a free drop?

Does this deserve a free drop?

It is a debate that flares every now and then ... should a player be able to get relief from a divot? Here are two sides of the debate for you to consider. 19 Oct 2021
Morri: Par for the courses

Morri: Par for the courses

If golf were a mathematical formula, the world should be in equilibrium right now after events on the major men’s Tours this past week. 18 Oct 2021
Morri: The trouble with women’s golf

Morri: The trouble with women’s golf

This past week offered up a unique insight into the often confusing and frustrating conundrum that is women’s golf at the top level (the business, not the playing). 11 Oct 2021
Morri: Behaviour not just a crowd issue

Morri: Behaviour not just a crowd issue

Imagine, if you can, Peter Thomson chugging beer and inciting the crowd on the first tee of a major international golf event. 27 Sep 2021
Huggan: Europe’s Ryder Cup imbalance

Huggan: Europe’s Ryder Cup imbalance

It’s only been “Europe” since 1979, of course. Before that, hapless bands of professional stragglers drawn from only Great Britain and Ireland made biennial attempts to take on the might of the United States of America in the Ryder Cup. 21 Sep 2021