• Dustin Johnson: Drugs, affairs, and the silence that shames golf
    The Telegraph

    Dustin Johnson: Drugs, affairs, and the silence that shames golf

    Heard the one about the top-10 golfer who failed three drug tests in five years, including two for cocaine, while allegedly carrying on liaisons with the wife of at least one fellow tour player? If not, then those PGA Tour mandarins in Florida would prefer to keep it that way. For the name of Dustin Johnson is one that they have, for three months, been seeking desperately to expunge.

  • Tiger endorses Jason Day's pace of play
    Golf

    Tiger endorses Jason Day's pace of play

    Being deliberate is making sure I don’t miss information that I need to hit the right shot.” Increased visibility and TV time for players like Day and Jordan Spieth can add additional pressure and scrutiny when it comes to maintaining a reasonable pace of play, but Day is determined to stay in his routine. “Last year, I felt that I had a lot more peer pressure, and I’m like, ‘I’ve got to speed up play,’" he said.

  • Reuters

    EXCLUSIVE-Olympics-Admit women or lose Tokyo Games golf, IOC tells club

    The club scheduled to host the golf at the 2020 Tokyo Games must allow women to have full membership or organisers will have to find another venue, International Olympic Committee (IOC) vice president John Coates told Reuters on Monday. The private Kasumigaseki Country Club in Saitama prefecture, which is set to host both men's and women's tournaments in July and August 2020, forbids women from playing on Sundays and excludes them from becoming full members. Coates, who is head of the coordination commission which oversees preparations for the Games, said he had only become aware of the issue on his last visit to Tokyo at the end of last year and that organisers were now aware of the IOC's stance.