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As a Morning Read subscriber, you have come to expect insightful analysis and commentary from some of the game’s top writers, delivered to your inbox each Monday through Friday. And during major-championship weeks, we’ve expanded that coverage to include Saturday and Sunday. 

Today, we bring you something new: Morning Read Weekend. The paid subscription-based weekend edition, which will be delivered each Saturday, ranges from long-form storytelling to quick-hitting opinion. We also will look at the golf lifestyle and bring you the best headlines that you might have missed from Morning ReadWhere To Golf NextWhat To Wear Next and The Equipment Insider during the week.

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Michael Greller, caddie for Jordan Spieth, being interviewed for the film at Chambers Bay Golf Course in University Place, Wash., not far from where he taught middle school before becoming a caddie. [Photo: Loopers: The Caddie's Long Walk]

For as long as there have been caddies, the degrading maxim of "show up, keep up and shut up" has likely been along for the walk. But a new movie, Loopers: The Caddie's Long Walk, moves caddies from underneath the weight of the bag — sometimes two or three bags — and from out of the shadows of their golfer and into the spotlight. 

“The intention of this was not only for the people that are golfers, but for people who are outside of golf to understand what role the caddie has and what they do," said Ward Clayton, a former Augusta Chronicle writer who contributed to the making of the film, which debuted at the Santa Barbara (Calif.) International Film Festival last month and is narrated by former looper Bill Murray.


The Weekly Briefing

The mind-boggling story in golf right now has nothing to do with the breadth of Dustin Johnson’s talent, or the bunker shot Tiger Woods hit in Mexico City, or even the Green Book, write's contributor Dan O'Neill. No, the real head scratcher is Jordan Spieth, as in where did he go and is he ever coming back?


This trail mix features coconut, dried fruit and walnuts. [Photo: Sandra Gutierrez]
Golf's Good Life

Bogeys and three-putts are not the only thing that can derail a good round. The loss of energy, which can lead to fatigue and lack of focus down the stretch, plays a role in every golfer's round. When the tank begins to run low, though, a simple nurtient-rich snack can make the difference.


Long-time golf journalists Jeff Rude and John Hawkins are co-hosts of a weekly podcast, Hawk and Rude, in which they discuss and debate the hottest issues in golf. They will also share their takes in this weekly installment. 

Slow play has forever been an issue on the PGA Tour. Is it a serious problem or a pesky annoyance?



The week's top headlines from Morning Read, Where To Golf Next, What To Wear Next and The Equipment Insider

>> Koepka, outspoken? It’s a major change
Now that he has three major championships under his belt, Brooks Koepka has changed more than just his net worth. He has become far more outspoken. Among his targets: slow play and even the conduct of one of his PGA Tour colleagues.
[Adam Schupak | MR | 2.28.2019 | Read]

>> Rookies win early, but will they repeat?
In the first three months of the PGA Tour season, three rookies already have won. However, recent history indicates that they might have trouble repeating any time soon.
[Adam Schupack | MR | 3.1.2019 | Read

>> Fort Myers CC vexes golf historians
The Florida Historic Golf Trail consists of 54 public courses, each course being at least 50 years old and owning an interesting backstory. Fort Myers Country Club’s is not only rich, but confusing.
[Len Ziehm | WTGN | 2.27.2019 | Read]

>> Modern swing hits golfers where it hurts
The modern golf swing – faster, stronger and more violently physical – has shattered more than distance records. It also takes a toll on the body, specifically golfers’ backs. Tiger Woods is Exhibit A, and the author is feeling the pain, too.
[Dan O’Neill | MR | 2.27.2019 | Read

>> Adams seeks another success
For Barney Adams, who will turn 80 later this month, to venture deep into the golf equipment fray again, there needed to be a really strong motivating factor. It appears that a new putter technology has brought the Adams Golf founder out of semi-retirement.
[Gary Van Sickle | TEI | 3.1.2019 | Read]

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