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Missing Links: PGA Tour's transparency problem, and Westwood's Ryder Cup streak in jeopardy

August 02, 2014

Stories of interest you might have missed…

"Could you imagine the NFL trying to keep secret the recent Ray Rice suspension? So why does the PGA Tour believe it is above such disclosure to its fans and sponsors?" ESPN's Bob Harig asks in this column critical of the tour's lack of transparency regarding fines and suspensions.


Dustin Johnson is at center of PGA Tour's transparency problem (Getty Images photo)

Lee Westwood has not missed a Ryder Cup since 1995, when he was 22, but the streak is in jeopardy, writes Derek Lawrenson in the Daily Mail. "It is no exaggeration to say Lee Westwood has two weeks to save his Ryder Cup career," he writes.

"It's not fame that drives her or the red carpets that she's interested in," Danielle Kang said of friend Lydia Ko. "If you gave her the choice of a gala or hypothetically, she had never seen the Golden Gate Bridge, she might pick the Golden Gate." Melissa Isaacson profiles Ko for ESPNW.

Bill Dwyre of the Los Angeles Times begins this column on CBS' David Feherty this way: "TV star David Feherty isn't the most complicated man in the world, but he's in the conversation."

"In the span of…79 minutes, the president of ICON Sports Management in Stow [R.J. Nemer] set up a Sirius radio interview, discussed license plates for a Ferrari, authorized an international wire transfer…ordered sushi for a players dinner at his Hudson home Friday night and gifts for a client and…," well you get the point. Marla Ridenour of the Akron Beacon Journal documents an exhaustive day in the life of Nemer, who represents Ian Poulter and Henrik Stenson, among others.