Lamm at Large

Golf has been one of the top stories worldwide for the last week and it continues.

todayJune 12, 2023


The U.S. Open Golf Championship is this week at the Los Angeles Country Club. I wasn’t sure if you knew that golf has been one of the top stories worldwide for the last week.


The shocking, unexpected, shunning merger of the PGA Tour and LIV Golf is the biggest golf story in more than a half-century. Bitter rivals, as far as we all knew — and I mean all of us, right Tiger? Right, Rory? — went from slugging each other to hugs and sharing wealth. Most think PGA Tour Commissioner Jay Monahan simply exchanged integrity for cash.


But enough of that. What about the Open, which returns to LA for the first time since 1948 when Ben Hogan won at Riviera. Few thought it would ever be played at LACC, which looks nothing like a traditional Open course.


There are wide fairways and little rough. Its strength comes from the fact the USGA can make it a different course every day thanks to multiple tees. Par-3s, for example, range from 90 to 300 yards.


And LACC doesn’t have the infrastructure. Daily crowds will be limited to 22,000 instead of 40,000.


It will be different — just like the war between the PGA Tour and LIV Golf.

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