Criticism of disregard for pandemic protocols seems to show elite golf is operating in la-la land but the show will roll on
The world’s best golfers aren’t prone to taking umbrage with the media. The gulf between levels of criticism – professional and personal – bestowed on a Ryder Cup golfer versus a Premier League footballer is extreme. Golfers lead a relatively charmed life.
So it becomes notable when they step on to a news agenda front foot. They did so virtually in tandem during last week’s Travelers Championship, the third stop of the PGA Tour’s closely scrutinised resumption. Scepticism over the Tour’s approach to Covid-19, with positive tests still in single digits but rising, jarred with competitors.