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O'Connell's Corner: Playoffs?

by Andrew O'Connell
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The PGA Tour needs to come to grips with a few realities, and its needs to do so soon.

A few years back, the Tour acknowledged that golf often slips from the mind of the casual fan following the last of the four major tournaments by establishing the FedExCup, a season long, 10 million dollar prize capped by a five week playoff tournament following the PGA Championship. Now, the Tour must admit that the FedExCup needs fixing if the PGA does not wish to see the Playoffs become an afterthought in the mind of the general public.

Keegan's Coach

by James Passarelli

Just a few weeks ago at the 2011 PGA Championship, Keegan Bradley proved that he could play with the big boys...and beat them too.  For special insight into the life and character of the promising young golfer, Andrew O'Connell and Kyle Kesses talked to someone who knows him pretty well - St. John's University head coach Frank Darby.  

O'Connell's Corner: Strong Field at Plainfield

by Andrew O'Connell

In the golfing world, late August and September used to seem rather calm, a time following the season’s four majors when fans could temporarily put the game on the back burner before either the Tour Championship or the Ryder Cup brought their minds back to golf.  But since the establishment of the FedEx Cup in 2007, a formerly serene couple of weeks has been replaced by the frenzied pace of a winner-take-all tournament, and the average fan should be ever thankful for the turmoil.

WFUV's Fourth Annual Gala

by James Passarelli

The Fourth Annual WFUV Gala is on Monday night.  Taking home the Sound & Vision Award will be legendary rock band Los Lobos, and the Charles Osgood Lifetime Achievement Award in Broadcast Journalism will go to Tom Brokaw.  More importantly for our purposes, however, is the winner of the Vin Scully Lifetime Achievement Award in Sports Broadcasting.