My regular Thursday National Post column is now posted online. Here’s a taste:
Robert Thompson – On Golf
Is it or isn’t it?
Perhaps Jim Furyk’s response to the question of whether the Players Championship is golf ‘s fifth major is most representative of the thoughts of many.
“I don’t care if it’s a major or it isn’t,” the winner of the U.S. Open and last year’s Canadian Open explained to reporters yesterday. “I’ve gotten so tired of that question: ‘Is this a major, is it not a major? My answer was simply: ‘Does it matter?’
It seems to matter the bureaucrats that run the PGA Tour, who have gone to some lengths to portray the event as golf ‘s “fifth” major. The golfers that support the notion talk about the field being stronger than any of the majors, comments that could have been plucked straight from PGA Tour commissioner Tim Finchem’s playbook. And the idea is dragged out for display every year.