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July 24, 2013

BISHOP: Mickelson dazzles at Open

Top PGA of America official offers final thoughts from Open.

(Continued)

It was a tough week for Peter Dawson and his constituents from the R&A. They were severely scrutinized by the press for Muirfield’s men-only membership. This was a hot political topic in Scotland. It’s the 21st Century and way overdue that these clubs drop their discriminatory practices.

What a shame it would be to see a classic venue such as Muirfield fall from the rotation. The R&A should not be forced to make that decision. That responsibility falls squarely on the shoulders of Muirfield, Troon and St. Andrews.

Finally, Tom Watson was in the field at Muirfield evaluating his American troops in preparation for the 2014 Ryder Cup at Gleneagles, Scotland. Watson told me that he was looking for guys who can handle the pressure.

Any chance that we can have 12 Phil Mickelsons on that Ryder Cup team?

Ted Bishop is the PGA of America President. He is a Logansport native and the Director of Golf and General Manager at the Legends of Indiana G.C. in Franklin. He can be reached at tedbishop38pga@aol.com.

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