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Why PGA Tour should yield to football and ‘change the calendar’

September 17, 2016

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Football is king in the fall, golf an afterthought. “Here's an idea: Don't fight it. Accept it. Change the calendar,” Teddy Greenstein of the Chicago Tribune writes. He shares a proposal he says is already under consideration by the powers that be.

“Trim the playoffs from four events to three, cutting out Boston, and move them to August…Move the PGA Championship from August to May…Move the Players Championship from May back to March…”

The case for Bubba Watson

The case against Bubba Watson on the U.S. Ryder Cup team includes the notion that it’s a team chemistry issue. The case for including Watson on the team is that that shouldn’t matter, Ewan Murray of the Guardian writes.

“Not running with the pack shouldn’t be a crime, with Watson perfectly content with who he is and what he stands for. Watson remains No7 in the world rankings. He has tournament victories to his name in three consecutive years. His playing CV is already such that he should be legitimately regarded as a future USA captain.”