How the PGA Tour Mishandled PEDs & the Long Putter And What Can Be Done

Two recent events and reactions have shown the PGA Tour is in need of some leadership.


The PGA Tour has completely bungled its recent responses to performance enhancing drugs (PEDs) and the proposed anchoring ban on putters. These two issues provided the PGA Tour with a golden opportunity to be decisive and take a leadership role, not only golf, but sports as a whole.


Instead, the PGA Tour punted.


If it seems like the PGA Tours responses on these issues were wishy-washy and weak, it is because they were. I don’t claim to be an expert in leadership, but like the Supreme Court once said about hard-core pornography, “I know it when I see it.” With the PGA Tour, I don’t see it.



Fortunately, all is not lost. There is a source in professional golf with the authority and power to show the necessary leadership.



Douglas Han