Once upon a time, the Dallas Morning News had one of the best sports sections in the entire country. For a refresher, read this story by Eric Celeste that we published in 1993. As one measure, not too terribly long ago, the paper sent golf writer Bill Nichols to every major (full disclosure: he’s the brother of our own Nancy Nichols). In today’s paper, Bill has a front-page story about Jordan Spieth’s big win. He wrote it by watching television. In the SportsDay section itself, Keven Sherrington has a column about Spieth. He wasn’t in Augusta either. A Virginia-based stringer was there for the paper. Anyone familiar with the work of Leonard Shapiro?
I get it. Newspapering isn’t what it used to be. Tough times and all. But it’s sad that a hometown kid could be poised to make history on golf’s biggest stage and the DMN couldn’t send someone to watch it happen in person.