How dumb is the golf media?

Pretty darn dumb I say. Here are two great examples.

*- Don Wade and an unknown publisher come out with a book titled ‘ The first Sunday in April ‘. It is about The Masters. There is only one problem, The Masters ends on THE SECOND SUNDAY in April. A check of the tournament’s history would have told Wade this. I went and doublechecked myself. No Masters since 1997 has ended on anything but the second Sunday in April. I didn’t go any further back. 12 years in a row on the 2nd Sunday is a pretty strong indicator your book title is wrong.

*- Bill Huffman of The East Valley Tribune writes this week in regards to the Phoenix LPGA Tour stop losing its sponsor – What sponsor would walk away from a tournament that has produced champions like Annika Sorenstam, Cristie Kerr and (Lorena)Ochoa in the past four years, all the while attracting record crowds?

Sorry Bill, but Cristie never won the Safeway International. Hall of Famer Juli Inkster won the tournament in 2006.(Annika won the tournament in 04 and 05, Ochoa in 07)

Huffman is the golf writer for the newspaper too. How many dumb mistakes do I have to make in my reporting of the Stanford International next month before some publication hires me to write about pro golf?

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