Houston Chronicle: Equal Pay For U.S. Open Winners

Here's something you don't see everyday, a newspaper editorial board advocating change in golf. In this case, it's the Houston Chronicle suggesting that winners of the U.S. mens and women's Opens play for the same purses.

A national championship is a national championship. The money should more fairly reflect that for U.S. golf's national championship. Wimbledon and the U.S. Tennis Open have decreed parity for men's and women's purses. Why not the USGA, the keeper of golf's history and grand traditions?