- The Washington Times - Monday, February 12, 2018

PGA Tour winner and Annapolis, Maryland, resident Billy Hurley III is running for chairman of the PGA Tour Player Advisory Council. His competition is Jordan Spieth, one of golf’s “golden boys.”

Looks like the campaign is getting dirty.

The attack ad that Hurley released Monday overcomes an annoying narrator voice with humor around every corner. The video calls Spieth a thief for stealing “valuables” (the Claret Jug) from ally Great Britain, criticizes him for his earning $4,567 per shot at a tournament he won (Hurley missed the cut and took home no earnings because he does it “for the love of the game”) and forces Hurley’s caddie to read a scripted testimonial on camera.

Whether it will be Hurley or Spieth, the chairman’s job is to consult with the PGA Tour’s commissioner and board of directors on issues that affect players. The position sounds analogous to the president of the National Football League Players Association, Bengals offensive lineman Eric Winston.

It would have been funny to see Spieth serve up a counter-attack, but his everyman image wouldn’t allow such tactics:

When they go low, we go high, apparently. 

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