by Gary Van Sickle

It was lunchtime on Tour Championship eve Wednesday, and another media type in the dining tent asked me whether it’s still possible for one player to win the Tour Championship and another to win the FedEx Cup, like what happened last year when Tiger Woods won the tournament but Justin Rose left with the FedEx Cup.

Way to do your homework, buddy. This is why America thinks we’re fake news.

I realized then that if some media members don’t grasp it, the new FedEx Cup format still must be confusing to the masses.



Slow play backs up flow of course revenue, too
I was shocked at reader Charlie Jurgonis’ opinion that we should accept slow play and live with golfers playing an extra hour on the course (“From the Morning Read inbox,” Aug. 21). In the same breath, Jurgonis stated that courses cannot afford to turn away the revenue generated by these slow players.

In reality, these slow golfers cost a course thousands of dollars a day in revenue and damage the course’s reputation.


Won: By American Cole Hammer, the Mark H. McCormack Medal as the leading men’s player in the World Amateur Golf Ranking.



Age, in years, of Canadian Michelle Liu, who will be competing in the CP Women’s Open that begins today at Magna Country Club in Aurora, Ontario.




Hawk & Rude: Justice of the pace
Jon Brendle, a longtime PGA Tour rules official, meets with co-hosts John Hawkins and Jeff Rude to discuss the slow-play challenge and ponder potential solutions.

The Grill Room Golf Show
With the PGA Tour’s second playoff event in the books, attention turns toward this week’s Tour Championship at East Lake Golf Club in Atlanta. Co-hosts Bob Bubka and Jay Randolph Jr. recap the BMW Championship, U.S. Amateur and the Dick's Sporting Good Open before previewing the Tour finale. In the feature interview, Morning Read contributor Adam Schupak offers his take on the U.S. Amateur.


Golf Channel and NBC will televise five tournaments this week, including the PGA Tour’s season-ending Tour Championship, which begins today at East Lake Golf Club in Atlanta. Golf Channel also will provide coverage of the European Tour’s Scandinavian Invitation, the Korn Ferry Tour’s Albertsons Boise Open, the LPGA’s CP Women’s Open and the Champions Tour’s Boeing Classic.


Corey Roberson has been appointed the director of golf at Cordillera Ranch in Boerne, Texas, the club announced. Roberson, who had worked at Preston Trail Golf Club in Dallas since 2012, was named the Northern Texas PGA’s assistant professional of the year in 2018.


The deadline for free installation of Lamkin Grips will expire Sunday, the company announced. The offer is good for any set of eight or more Lamkin grips at participating Dick’s Sporting Goods and Golf Galaxy locations.


August 22-25
European: Scandinavian Invitation

Hills Golf & Sports Club, Gothenburg, Sweden

Korn Ferry: Albertsons Boise Open

Hillcrest CC, Boise, Idaho

LPGA: CP Women’s Open

Magna GC, Aurora, Ontario

PGA Tour: Tour Championship

East Lake GC, Atlanta

August 23-25
Champions: Boeing Classic

Club at Snoqualmie Ridge, Snoqualmie, Wash.

August 24-29
Men’s amateur: U.S. Senior Amateur

Old Chatham GC, Durham, N.C.

Women’s amateur: U.S. Senior Women’s Amateur

Cedar Rapids (Iowa) CC

12700 Sunrise Valley Dr, Suite 300, Reston, Virginia 20191
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