MONDAY  | JUNE 25, 2018
by Mike Purkey

In early 1991, I worked with Tom Weiskopf on a story about the Ocean Course at Kiawah Island, S.C., for Golf Magazine in advance of that year’s Ryder Cup. We met for dinner the night before we were to see the course for the first time, and I wanted to pick the brain of what I believed to be one of the most thoughtful people in golf.


by Julie Williams

A golf course needs to be nothing but a golf course to draw the attention of female players who truly want to play the game. Jane Geddes, executive director of the LPGA Women Who Play (formerly the Executive Women’s Golf Association), says that’s a common misconception.  

“There’s this mindset that for golf to be attractive to women, it has to be something different than it is, and the reality is, it doesn’t need to be,” Geddes said. “It just has to be welcoming.”


PGA of America lacks consistency

I was confused by the position taken by the leadership of the PGA of America regarding the DUI arrest of president Paul Levy (“In the news,” June 14“PGA applies double standard in Levy case,” June 17).

The PGA of America has opted to support Levy during his difficult time of rehabilitation and allow him to remain as the face of the PGA. The PGA has shown a tremendous amount of compassion for him in the face of criticism from many, including PGA of America members.  



Number of times that American Bubba Watson has won the PGA Tour’s Travelers Championship. Watson shot 7-under 63 on Sunday at TPC River Highlands in Cromwell, Conn., for a 17-under 263 total and three-stroke victory. It was the third victory of the year and 12th of his career for Watson, 39, who won the Genesis Open in February and the WGC Dell Match Play in March. Watson also won Connecticut’s Tour stop in 2010 and 2015. England’s Paul Casey, who entered the final round with a four-stroke lead, struggled to a 2-over 72 and dropped into a four-way tie for second with Americans Stewart Cink (62), J.B. Holmes (67) and Beau Hossler (66) at 14-under 266 (scores).




Hawk & Rude: Hartford and beyond

In Hawk & Rude, a podcast featuring veteran golf journalists John Hawkins and Jeff Rude, the hostsreview a suspenseful finish in Connecticut and look forward to Tiger Woods’ return to action this week near D.C.


Eyewear maker Popticals announced that touring pro Jeff Gove has joined its team of staff professionals. Gove, a three-time winner on the forerunner to today’s Tour, also played on the PGA Tour.


June 25-29
Men’s amateur: North and South Amateur

Pinehurst (N.C.) Resort

June 25-30
Women’s amateur: Women’s Western Amateur

Mistwood GC, Romeoville, Ill.

June 26-30
Women’s amateur: Ladies British Open Amateur

Hillside (England) GC

June 27-30
Men’s amateur: European Amateur

Royal Hague G&CC, Wassenaar, Netherlands

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