Hawk & Purk

Episode 2: It’s Old School vs. New School

There's a new way of covering professional golf in the 21st century, and Hawkins and Purkey debate a few of their vocation's tenets

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Co-hosts John Hawkins and Mike Purkey ponder a boiling feud between longtime members of golf’s journalistic establishment and the game’s new-age constituency. Take upstart Barstool Sports and its Fore Play crew, for example. Purkey applauds the new-media blood at Barstool Sports … to a point. Hawkins faults the PGA Tour and any governing body that would credential them into a tournament. But as Hawkins and Purkey concede, the times are a changin’.

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