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2022-11-28 07:07
The USGA predicts a quick sellout despite record-high price points for the 2023 U.S. Open at Los Angeles Country Club.Plus, Rory McIlroy makes several big reveals in a Sunday Independent con… Read More
2022-11-25 17:39
Happy Thanksgiving! And there is no rest for the 2022 weary as the news and notes keep coming from major championship golf. This week the year-end OWGR state of play comes into focus, August… Read More
2022-11-17 07:22
More OWGR bickering! Just what we all need.But it gets better from there with news of a Shark hunting, Cam's still talking bans that aren't on the table, the '23 USA's Walker Cup practice s… Read More
2022-11-14 07:02
Acquisition overspending, rights fees, Twitter's troubles and less investment are compounding the demise of old media, threatening pro golf's legitimacy even as “New Media” makes… Read More
2022-11-10 04:09
Rules of Golf updates hot off the press in what will be the last printed edition of the rules. Plus, Collin Morikawa pushes back on an interview question, Captain Zach Johnson hopes Ryder Cu… Read More
Major(s) News & Notes November 3rd, 2022
2022-11-03 07:45
Chicago Golf Club lands two big USGA events (USGA) It has to be done! A timeline for 2023 majors criteria and what we can expect the big organizations to do in a splintered sport.P… Read More
2022-10-31 06:51
In John Huggan’s wide-ranging interview with Martin Slumbers, the R&A Chief addresses several issues of the day, from Trump Turnberry’s status to Open qualifying to Greg Norm… Read More
Major(s) News & Notes October 27th, 2022
2022-10-27 08:55
WSJ suggests Masters, USGA and PGA of America are "under investigation." I have a lot of questions. Plus, Rory laments lost Ryder Cup bonds, major invites are on the line in Thailand, LIV di… Read More
2022-10-23 07:28
Prestwick is one swell club. Besides being so welcoming and protecting so much early golf history in its archives, they went above and beyond to show off the course that launched The Open Ch… Read More
2022-10-19 08:45
More majors for Los Angeles!Plus, Hoylake coverage begins, the Old Course Hotel's Brexit worries, MyGolfSpy's eye-opening retro series, and a bunch of great quotes, Tweets and Reads Read More
2022-10-13 06:36
The latest rankings wrangling as a big week for Saudi Arabian golf beckons. Plus, Sergio's Ryder Cup streak will end, first looks at PGA Frisco, EA Sports's new major-supported game, and a b… Read More
2022-10-06 07:01
LIV finds a new path to ranking points? Plus, Zach and Luke hit Rome, Immelman vents about calls to improve the Presidents Cup, R&A construction news, Judy Rankin signs off, a Wedding Un… Read More
Major(s) News & Notes September 22, 2022
2022-09-22 08:13
LIV ramps up their grievance game with a desperate world ranking points push. Plus, Rome Ryder Cup tickets, Turnberry in the news, Hagestad's 59, Podcasts and Reads. Another busy week of Qua… Read More
2022-09-19 01:29
It’s fun being able to say what the Big Four cannot, and after yet another week of greed focus and signs of a global slowdown, it’s time for the men’s majors to freeze purs… Read More
2022-09-15 03:47
Busy weekly news and notes at The Quadrilateral!ANGC's new 13th tee has grass! The WSJ targets Jay Monahan.Scottie Scheffler's key to improvement. Patrick Reed vows he "never ever" intention… Read More
2022-09-12 04:55
The Open takes several big categories including top honor. Plus, McIlroy and Lee are voted major players of the year.I share all of the results and offer a few thoughts on the surprises or w… Read More
2022-09-05 06:56
The bathroom fixture magnate turned his attention to golf and pulled off major feats others could only dream about. My Quad on his life, times and contributions with a huge assist from the a… Read More
2022-09-04 05:32
Categories include the male and female players of the year, best shot, greatest rounds, top venues, best broadcast and top organization of 2022.Voting is only open to Quad subscribers so if… Read More
2022-09-01 06:46
So much for having August off in Quadrilateralville. But I’m not complaiing! We’ve got Europe increasing Ryder Cup picks as some old fashioned Wentworth tension awaits next week… Read More
2022-08-30 15:24
Will Cameron Smith's departure maintain his career trajectory? Niemann, Leishman, Varner, Tringale and Lahiri also give LIV some relevant or relevant-adjacent players. Still, I have my doubt… Read More
Major(s) News & Notes, August 25th, 2022
2022-08-25 19:59
Major season is over but we still have news! And I withheld more analysis because doctors say you’ll live longer restricting your PGA Tour/LIV/First World schedule issue news. Meanwhil… Read More
2022-08-22 06:45
The brilliant golfer, talented architect and natural broadcaster left an impressive legacy. Also, Sam Bennett wins the U.S. Amateur. Plus, Jason Gore leaves the USGA for a PGA Tour gig and… Read More
2022-08-18 08:30
Another busy Quadrilateral, this week I touch on the absurdity of major boycott talk, plus Tulsa reaps rewards from the PGA, the walk to ANGC's new 13th tee will be heated, ESPN+ continues t… Read More
2022-08-11 05:01
Why does LIV have Fred Ridley in its deposition sights? At least, that’s my take after reading all 106 pages of LIV’s lawsuit against the PGA Tour.Plus, some Women's Open follow… Read More
Quadrilateral: LIV Dies In Court
2022-08-10 05:00
The only thing more enjoyable than listening to LIV’s high-priced lawyers fumble in course will be the inevitable walk back and spin from Greg Norman and his beheading-friendly, bigote… Read More
2022-08-03 06:10
13th at Muirfield (David Cannon/R&A/R&A via Getty Images) Muirfield's set of par-3's provide an excuse to point out that most great one-shotters play uphill. Plus, an in-de… Read More
More Open News As The 150th Nears
2022-07-09 01:32
The championship is getting 21st Century tracking, stats, range coverage and a 22% purse bump. Plus, Tiger and Rory at Ballybunion. Jordan Spieth talks Old Course. A Gullane sunset Read More
2022-07-08 02:25
The retired Director of Greenkeeping has a fantastic new memoir out on his time at Fraserburgh and St Andrews. He answers my questions about a range of topics related to The Opens past and f… Read More
2022-07-01 09:59
The cumbersome (and pricey) project to lengthen the iconic par-5 confirms Augusta National is not waiting around for distance regulators.My breakdown of Eureka Earth’s photos, a review… Read More
2022-06-28 05:24
Steve Duin tells the story of Fallon Smart’s death not far from Pumpkin Ridge and the young Saudi national who was ushered out of the United States to avoid prosecution. Senator Ron Wy… Read More

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