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Tuesday, March 2, 2021

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Riviera leads by example in how to present a tournament course

Last week's Genesis venue rewarded good golf and penalised poor play. A simple formula that few courses on the Tour rota manage to get right

Play suspension highlights green speed stupidity at Riviera

Regular visitors to the West of Ireland Championship would've got a laugh seeing the pampered PGA Tour pros called in due to 35mph winds on Saturday, but how did those setting up Riviera get it so wrong?

Rory McIlroy versus Dustin Johnson via Shot Gain Data

When it comes to analysing performance, few sports offer more precise pointers than golf. Here's how Dustin Johnson fares against Rory McIlroy in the stats department. It's telling

No hope on the horizon & a lack of communication not helping

If the latest leaks around the country's reopening are to be believed, then it could be a long time before we're playing again. Sadly, the light at the end of the tunnel is getting harder to see

Is McIlroy taking on distractions he simply doesn’t need?

Rory McIlroy made history becoming the first non-American born elected chairman of the PGA Tour’s Players Advisory Committee, but what does McIlroy the player have to gain from the move?

Televised golf providing much needed tonic in frustrating times

With positivity in short supply of late, solace can be found on our TV screens at least as the game's best get into their groove. This week's Genesis looks set to top the excitement of what's come before, and that's saying something

Is this golf’s harshest rule?  

The rules of golf are perhaps the strictest of any sport and they're often the most frustrating, not least this past week at the AT&T where penalties were handed out to players underserving of punishment

Shane Lowry’s stuttering Ryder Cup Campaign

'Shane is a terrific golfer and he has proved it many times but he needs a big win soon and plenty of top-5s to back it up - if he is to fight his way into Captain Padraig’s deliberations'

Strong Saudi field is not something to celebrate

'It’s a low stoop, even for golf, that in order to make a quick buck, they’re contributing to the sports-washing drive of the Saudi regime, and legitimising a nation whose human rights abuses deserve anything but'

Textbook drop. Gentleman. Nothing to see here….

'Another rules controversy involving Patrick Reed? To borrow a line from the great Chris Rock, “that’s like another dead white girl showing up at OJ’s house".'

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