We are barely more than 3/4 of one tournament in to professional golf for 2016. Watching some of the coverage from the beautiful Plantation Course at Kapalua got me thinking about some things I’d like to see or see happen this year. Since there are 18 holes I chose 18 items. My “19th hole” is a hearty aloha and welcome back to Mark Rolfing.
In no particular order, here’s my list…
No whining in 2016 for Bubba Watson but at least one more victory for Tom Watson
More times in contention for Michelle Wie and Tiger Woods
A win for Stacey Lewis, Brooke Henderson and Laura Davies
A win for Jason Gore, Colt Knost and Jarrod Lyle
Good broadcasts and compelling majors for my friends at CBS, FOX and Golf Channel on NBC
Jordan Spieth wearing something OTHER than gray or white pants
A change in what countries are eligible to participate in the Ryder Cup
A couple of unknown or relatively little known players winning gold medals at the Olympic Games
Fewer (preferably none) LPGA players having to be lined up by their caddies
More Katrek and Maginnes on Sirius XM PGA TOUR radio
Fewer promos, tap ins and stating the obvious on television broadcasts
More Jerry Foltz, Dottie Pepper and Frank Nobilo on television broadcasts.
Good health all year long for Jason Day
David Feherty finding his funny bone and a “foil” on Golf Channel on NBC broadcasts
Tours and tournaments foregoing playing 18 over and over and over again for sudden death.
If tours and tournaments are going to continue to play 18 over and over and over at least change the hole location each time
Less attention paid to the Champions Tour and more attention paid to the Web.com Tour
Discussions about incorporating a mixed gender/mixed tour/mixed team event into the schedule