Should the PGA Tour Ban Alcohol Sales at its Events?

Hawk and Purk Podcast

Longtime golf journalists John Hawkins and Mike Purkey discuss and debate the game’s hottest issues in this weekly commentary.

Should the PGA Tour ban alcohol sales at its events?

Hawk’s take: Let’s not shut down every beer tap on the grounds because a few dozen patrons made too many visits to the concession stand. There are thousands of responsible drinkers at every tournament who react enthusiastically and positively to the performances of the world’s best golfers. Why penalize them to eliminate the effect of an overwhelming minority?

Before PGA Tour commissioner Jay Monahan starts ejecting unruly spectators, who may or