Breaking news this morning that Royal Canadian Golf Association Executive Director Stephen Ross resigned suddenly, amid a palace coup. Ross, who was under increasing pressure since losing the Bell Canadian Open sponsorship, apparently resigned under pressure from the Board of Governors. There is no word yet on who his successor will be. The RCGA will hold a press conference on this surprising turn of events this afternoon.
A bestselling author and award-winning columnist, Robert Thompson has been writing about business and sports, and particularly golf, for almost two decades. His reporting and commentary on golf has appeared in Golf Magazine, the Globe and Mail, T&L Golf and many other media outlets. Currently Robert is a columnist with Global Golf Post, golf analyst for Global News and Shaw Communications, and Senior Writer to ScoreGolf. The Going for the Green blog was launched in 2004.