Last week, I did a column for Poynter on how the Dallas Morning News was wrestling with whether it should send its golf writer to cover hometown kid Jordan Spieth in the majors. Money is tight and the Morning News hadn’t attended a major since 2011.
However, after not being at Augusta for Spieth’s victory in the Masters, Bill Nichols was sent to Seattle for the U.S. Open. It proved to be a good move.
Now will the Morning News staff Spieth at the British Open in St. Andrews? Answer coming soon.