Who stays coolest in the heat of battle will always be the biggest Major factor
In the build-up to the 2023 Masters there has been a particular focus on concerns over golf courses being overpowered but, as Golf Today editor Mark Flanagan argues, distance will not be the deciding factor at Augusta National this week.
Turning down free golf reminds us why the BBC has had its day
Yesterday the Guardian reported on the BBC’s unwillingness to show PGA Tour highlights, even though it was offered them for free. Mark Flanagan has his own take on one of Britain’s most famous institutions.
WARNING... PGA Tour changes for 2024 likely to cause widespread outbreak of apathy
The PGA Tour is making some big changes for the 2024 season. It is a big deal for the players and sponsors but, as Mark Flanagan, argues not so much for everyone else.
When the price of failure is success, any sporting project is doomed
This week LIV Golf announced its second set of Team Rosters. Mark Flanagan explains why the whole project is even more insignificant than he first thought.
Widespread appeal considerations mean Full Swing isn't for golfing fanatics
Tomorrow (Feb 15) Netflix’s much anticipated ‘behind-the-curtain’ series on the PGA Tour will be available. Full Swing comes in eight episodes. Mark Flanagan watched episode 1 and wasn’t very impressed.
Patrick Reed once again shows why he is the ultimate golfing baddie
After another controversy-laden week in Dubai, Golf Today Editor Mark Flanagan profiles Patrick Reed – a player who has managed to turn himself into a golfing arch-villain