The U.S. Golf Association (USGA) wants professionals to feel comfortable questioning the rules, but the organisation's mission does not include engaging in a popularity contest, says senior director of governance Thomas Pagel.
Englishman Matt Wallace and Dane Lucas Bjerregaard are first-timers at the Players Championship that starts on Thursday, but neither is a newcomer to TPC Sawgrass, which hosts the Florida event.
A joint event featuring men and women is among the aims of former competitive rower Alex Baldwin as she begins her term as president of the secondary Web.com Tour.
Former West Indies bowler Ian Bishop took pride in his former team's recent test series win over England, and thinks the current crop is "filled with possibilities" enough to climb up the rankings and put a smile back on the face of Caribbean fans.
Proud father Petr Korda stayed up all night at home in Florida on Saturday watching daughter Nelly complete the 'Korda Aussie Slam' by winning the ISPS Handa Women's Australian Open golf championship in Adelaide.
The punishment handed Shannon Gabriel for a gay slur directed at Joe Root was a little harsh, says former West Indies cricketer Ian Bishop, who at the same time acknowledged the fast bowler erred in his choice of words directed at the England captain.
Three years after leaving St. Louis for the glamor of Tinseltown, the Rams are going to the Super Bowl, adding an extra sucker punch for many fans in the team's old hometown.
The LPGA season kicks off on Thursday for a season that will comprise 34 events and distribute some $70 million (54.5 million pounds) in prize money, a record amount for the circuit although it is still barely one-fifth on offer on the PGA Tour.
Eliud Kipchoge moved tantalisingly close to the magic two-hour mark for the men's marathon last year, but a former world record holder and a sports science expert both think it could take another decade or so for the barrier to fall.
Hitting a hot streak at the right time will be the goal of golf's top male professionals this year as a new calendar crams the major championships into a super busy four-month stretch.