When Billy Hurley III released a mock attack ad against Jordan Spieth in the closing stretch of both men’s pursuit of the chairmanship of the PGA Tour Player Advisory Council, two questions jumped to mind: What ever inspired Hurley to do so? And what exactly does the Player Advisory Council do?
No golfer ever utters the word “slump.” It’s as bad as golf’s other verboten “s-word.” That one is so dangerous, you don’t even dare type it. Suffice it to say it begins s-h and ends n-k. (Yes, that word.) In golf, it’s practically an epithet.
Rickie Fowler is the poster child (er, guy, as he nears age 30) for all things cool on the PGA Tour, both in promotion and practice. So when golf’s Leo DiCaprio says he was “a little disappointed in some of the stuff that was said” by some obnoxious fans during the early stages of his opening round at last week’s Wasted Management Open, Phoenix, you might have a problem.