1986—The Old Guys Win

Phil Mickelson’s 2021 PGA Championship win 23 days shy of his 51st birthday made Lefty the oldest player to ever win a major championship and it brings to mind when two “old guys” beat younger fields in the majors. In 1986 at 46 Jack Nicklaus won the Masters for his 18th major and another “seasoned citizen,” 43-year-old Raymond Floyd triumphed in the US Open. Continue reading

Player Impact Bonus Affects Fans

After Golfweek revealed the new popularity-based bonus plan for PGA Tour members most comments were focused on the players and made points such as undoubtedly Tiger Woods will be at the top of the list when the program goes into effect in January. This $40 million windfall rating social media popularity may affect fans and opinions have been scarce concerning how fans, the most important factor in the equation, will be impacted. Continue reading