JOHN COCKAYNE: Resumption of official world golf rankings characterised by much horse trading
The European Tour, which voted against the restart, is disappointed at the outcome
In recent years a number of golf associations have been involved in making decisions at major tournaments that have led to serious rules gaffes and dysfunctional course set-up “choices”.
This is unfortunate when golf is viewed as a bastion of correctness and calm in the maelstrom of professional sport. It is even more perplexing when golf’s decision-makers are not under the snap decision-making pressures of football, for example, where referees’ decisions lead to howls of dismay and anguish every weekend in stadiums around the world.