Golf Channel has extensively covered the social media blunder of outgoing PGA of America president Ted Bishop on their various platforms.
Brandel Chamblee took on both Bishop and Ian Poulter, calling the English golf star a “cyber bully.” Chamblee said he was surprised Bishop had not resigned by this morning, and at the very least, issue a more extensive apology.
Jason Sobel, while noting Bishop's strong views on the R&A finally admitting women, was even less kind.
Instead, it will unceremoniously mark the end of a narcissistic reign during which the PGA president curiously infused himself as part of the regular news cycle. It will remain as a lasting memory of a presidency that featured too much face time, too much self-absorption and too many ill-fated decisions.
The Telegraph's James Corrigan gets to what is the golf issue in this, Bishop’s continued anger over criticism of Tom Watson as Ryder Cup captain.
Therein those pathetic jibes lie the reason why he chose Watson. Bishop believed that Watson would be a great captain simply because he was a great player. Fortunately in 2008, Faldo had rid Europe of this absurd notion.
So the US had an out-of-touch veteran at the helm, who thought he could inspire his players just by being the legend he is, and Europe had Paul McGinley in charge, never a great player, but a man who had put so much work into being a great captain. McGinley showed up Bishop's folly and the president is evidently still bristling.