Each week, GolfChannel.com takes a look back at the week in golf. Here’s what’s weighing on our writers’ minds.
On how to jazz up the team event …
If the PGA Tour truly wants to Live Under Par, it needs to go even further with its one-off event. Hold a partner draft. Set up a jazz band on the range. Order a fog machine. Switch to a scramble setup on Saturday.
The 10 seconds of walk-up music was a good start for Tour types that are resistant to change, but the latest iteration of the Zurich Classic was awkward. Embrace it fully, or it’ll continue to feel like the Tour is trying too hard to be hip. – Ryan Lavner
On Lydia Ko’s return …
Lydia Ko looks as if she’s back! It sure sounded as if she’s back. That 3-wood she nearly holed from 234 yards into the 18th green on the first playoff hole of the Mediheal Championship ignited a roar Sunday heard around the world of golf.
The greatest teen phenom in the history of the women’s game ended her 21-month victory drought in spectacular fashion, with practically a tap-in eagle. Her 15th LPGA title just a few days after turning 21 should bring back more than the acclaim she enjoyed as an LPGA star. It should bring back the confidence that made her so formidable. – Randall Mell