Final major deserves mention
Thursday, June 18, 2009
FARMINGDALE, N.Y. — In the world of professional golf major championships, it’s generally felt that the PGA Championship receives the least amount of respect. The Masters, U.S. Open, and British Open all come before it on the calendar – and in the eyes of too many in golf.
That’s why it must have stung Jim Remy, president of the PGA of America, as he stood near the first tee and heard Irishman Padraig Harrington introduced in the 8:06 a.m. group as last year’s “British Open champion.”
That’s because Harrington also won last year’s PGA Championship, which carries “major championship” designation and deserved mention, no?