Golf Activist Lanny H Forces Finchem’s Hand
Sayonora, Tiger Woods!
Armed only with truth, facts, and the 21st century equivalent of a No. 2 pencil, Lanny H Golf has once again shaken up golf’s power elite. After Emily Kay wondered aloud why the PGA Tour’s website still featured Tiger Woods, Lanny H made it Priority One to pressure Tim Finchem into changing the PGA Tour’s Players page to something with a reasonable relationship to reality.
We wrote about it at this website, and we also contacted the PGA Tour directly:
It’s amusing to note Finchem couldn’t bring himself to immediately put Jordan at the top — nor to completely delete World No. 351 in order to add, oh, I don’t know, maybe World No. 1 Jason Day — but perhaps his shrink recommended this intermediate step of “Tour Eligibility Ranking.”
Anyway, it must be noted that we — and your comments carry as much or more weight than my posts — made this happen. The power of the Old Lions! We think for ourselves and speak our mind unafraid of bosses, sponsors, players, retailers, Finchem, Steinberg, the golf media, or anyone else. (With apologies to younger readers! I’m just saying it’s easier to be fearless when your “career” days are behind you.) I might not take this website all that seriously, but golf’s power elite sure do.
Two Fridays ago, early in the morning before play began that day, I wrote this:
Rookie of the Next Year is narrowed down to two players: Smylie Kaufman and Emiliano Grillo.
Little did I know I was picking the first two winners of the season.
Last year, the Tour had a rookie winner, but it was in an opposite-field event (SOF = 40). This year, we have two rookie winners after two weeks (SOF = 283 and 244, respectively).