Ted Bishop

My first experience with Jason Dufner was a last year's Ryder Cup. He was a man of few words. In fact, he epitomized the phrase, "He lets his sticks do the talking."   Dufner compiled a 3-1 record and was one of the bright spots for Team USA.
Bishop: Hoosier Pride in French Lick Selection
On Tuesday The PGA of America announced that it will hold the 2015 Senior PGA Championship presented by KitchenAid at the Pete Dye Golf Course in French Lick, Ind. This is the most historic and prestigious event in senior golf and the announcement commanded lots of attention.
1 Aug 2013 - 10:05am - 0 Comments
Bishop: Excited for the Open Championship
The 142nd Open Championship starts Thursday at Muirfield, located in Gullane, East Lothian, Scotland, overlooking the Firth of Forth.
17 Jul 2013 - 7:56pm - 0 Comments
Bishop: A final word on anchoring
Okay, so the Great Debate of 2013 has ended, pretty much. This week The PGA of America and the PGA Tour both announced that they will fall in line and follow Rule 14-1b, which when implemented in January of 2016 will ban the anchored putting stroke.
3 Jul 2013 - 10:32am - 0 Comments
Ted Bishop: Previewing the U.S. Open
Some are calling Merion Golf Club a pint-sized major championship venue because it only stretches to 6,996 yards. The historic par-70 United States Open course falls about 500 yards short of normal major championship yardage requirements.
12 Jun 2013 - 4:33pm - 0 Comments
Ted Bishop: In a New York State of Mind
Rory McIlroy showed up late on Sunday night in Rochester, NY for the PGA Championship Media Day at Oak Hill Country Club. He was fresh off the Memorial Tournament where he had another lackluster performance finishing over par for the tournament after barely making another cut.
7 Jun 2013 - 10:42am - 0 Comments
So many things happening in the golf world - and it's only May!
News in the golf world never seems to take a nap in 2013. Every week is laced with some intense, high powered issue and this week has been no exception.
16 May 2013 - 3:41pm - 0 Comments
The Masters is always a special and important week
“The modern golf season never ends, but it does begin. When the first contestant tees off at Augusta National Golf Club on Thursday morning, golfers all over the world reset their internal clocks. The first page in a golfer’s calendar has just been turned.”
16 May 2013 - 3:30pm - 0 Comments
Looking forward to the Masters
Each year at The Masters I look forward to seeing whatever new innovations the members at Augusta National come up with to improve the tournament. This year, Rules Officials were greeted with a revised packet of information that was much more condensed.
16 May 2013 - 3:10pm - 0 Comments
The importance of good putting cannot be overstated
Ann Gordon is a pharmacist in Franklin, IN. She is a very good player, a consistent 4-handicapper who played collegiality at Purdue. We were talking a little golf last week when I went to pick up a prescription and Ann was asking why anyone would pay big bucks for a putter.
16 May 2013 - 2:56pm - 1 Comments
A special visit from Rory McIlroy to PGA Headquarters
Rory McIlroy showed up at PGA Headquarters on Monday afternoon around 3:30 p.m. He was a bit early and spent the first few minutes of his visit posing with the pair of trophies that he would be presented later on, the PGA of America Player of the Year Award and the Vardon Troph.
16 May 2013 - 2:35pm - 0 Comments
Rory McIlroy is - and will be - fine
Let me start by saying that I have two daughters and if both were in the dating scene, I would totally approve of Rory McIlroy as a potential suitor.
16 May 2013 - 2:29pm - 0 Comments
A memorable visit to New York with Ryder Cup captain Tom Watson
No doubt the week in New York City surrounding the selection of Tom Watson as the 2014 Ryder Cup Captain goes down as one of the most memorable in my time as a PGA Officer. It was special to me because of the relationship that I have formed with Tom over the past year.
16 May 2013 - 2:25pm - 0 Comments
Golf playing a part in the healing from the Sandy Hook tragedy
Sometime around 1:30 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 14, 2012, I stepped outside of PJ Clark's, a saloon on 3rd Avenue in Manhattan. Twenty-four hours earlier The PGA of America had announced that Tom Watson would be the Captain of the 2014 U.S. Ryder Cup Team.
7 May 2013 - 10:27am - 1 Comments
McGinley choice shows promise of an all-time great Ryder Cup
As I sat in my office on Tuesday and tried to catch up on a few things, the Golf Channel had my full attention as Ryder Cup Europe announced Paul McGinley as its 2014 Captain for the matches played at Gleneagles in Perthshire, Scotland.
1 Feb 2013 - 1:35pm - 0 Comments