PGA Tour veteran will make broadcast debut in January
Added: Davis Love III, to CBS Sports golf broadcasts beginning in 2020, the network announced Tuesday. Love, 55, is a 21-time winner on the PGA Tour and a World Golf Hall of Fame member who has captained two U.S. Ryder Cup teams. He is scheduled to make his broadcast debut at the Farmers Insurance Open on Jan. 23-26 in San Diego. CBS recently opted not to renew the contracts of longtime reporters Gary McCord and Peter Kostis (“How old is too old to talk about golf on TV?” Oct. 27), according to reports in Golfweek and the Sports Business Journal. “They fired me,” McCord told Golf Digest. Love still competes part-time on the PGA and Champions tours, and he serves as host of the RSM Classic at his home on Sea Island, Ga. He is entered in this week’s inaugural Bermuda Championship.
Voted: Unanimously by the NCAA’s Board of Governors, “to permit student-athletes to benefit from the use of their name, image and likeness in a manner consistent with the collegiate model,” the governing body said in a news release. The change to the NCAA’s long opposition to college athletes being paid comes after California legislators forced the issue by allowing college athletes to receive compensation beginning in 2023. The effect on golf is expected to be minimal. A bill also is pending in Congress.
Delayed: By the USGA and the R&A, their Distance Insights Project Report, which is expected to be released Feb. 4, the organizations announced Tuesday. The study was commissioned to review data from across the game to gauge the effects of distance on golf.