Professional wrestling, and how the PGL could force the PGA Tour to change

Growing up in the 90’s, I was like a lot of kids in one very specific way: I loved professional wrestling. I had all of the action figures, my parents had VHS tapes delivered to our door with regularity, and whenever it was on TV, it was a guarantee that my brother and I were on the couch watching. And that was even before it became way more mainstream in the mid to late 90’s.

I’m sure you’re wondering what on earth this has to do with the proposed Premier Golf League, and I don’t blame you. The key is that last line about how mainstream professional wrestling became in the second half of the 90’s, and while I’m not suggesting that golf will achieve the same level of mainstream attention, the blueprint is there for something golf has been lacking for a very long time: a breath of fresh air at the highest levels.

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Charlie Woods on the range

Charlie Woods is ten years old. In the short time that he has spent on this earth, he has been in the spotlight a fair amount, to the point where everyone in golf circles, and many outside of those circles, are very aware of who he is. It makes sense, of course. As the son of Tiger Woods, there’s going to be a level of visibility that other ten year olds won’t ever have, which is something I’m sure they, and their parents, are quite happy about.

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Players to watch in 2020

As we enter 2020, there are a ton of intriguing storylines for the men’s professional game to keep an eye on. Below, I’ve listed the twenty (or so) players that I’m most interested in watching over the next twelve months.

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My favourite golf reads of 2019

Over the last few years, golf fans have been extremely blessed with the quality of writing, podcasting, and video that has been produced. It doesn’t matter what section of the game you’re interested in, either. If you want to know more about the professional game, course architecture, equipment, human interest stories, and anything else, chances are excellent that you’re going to be able to find high quality material to fulfill those needs.

Every year, I send out my favourite reads on Twitter, but I never really explain why they resonated with me, so I wanted to change that this year. Below are just a sample of some of the great things I read in 2019, done in order of publishing date, and why they were so special. To read these stories, simply click on the bolded and italicized article name.

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2019 Year In Review: 20-1

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2019 Year In Review: 40-21

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2019 Year In Review: 60-41

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2019 Year In Review: 80-61

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2019 Year In Review: 100-81

2019 was a lot of things. It was fun, weird, and emotional, but more than anything, it was enthralling. I know I probably say this every year, but the game really delivered over the last twelve months, and the result is this list.

As always, hit me up on Twitter with your thoughts, and we’ll see you in 2020!

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Blog Update

 

When I first started writing this blog back in 2012, I didn’t really have much of a plan.

All I really wanted to get out of this was to have a place where I could stretch some of my creative muscles, as I had switched out of an editorial position at my day job about two years prior, and I was missing the feeling of putting something out there. It didn’t matter to me how many people read it, or shared any of the posts on Twitter; it was about creating something, and ultimately, getting better with each passing post.

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