I was saddened to see that Randall Mell's employers are pulling the plug on his Bunker Shots. I appreciated his balanced, well-informed, and Morgan Pressel-centric perspective on the LPGA and am happy to hear his regular column will be unaffected by the end of his golf blog. But I was dismayed at the rationale that he wasn't getting "enough" readers, hits, and comments to justify the paper's "investment" in his blog. What about links? Just how many of all that does it take for a golf journalist to be allowed to keep a long-running and successful blog going?
Here's hoping Mell gets to resurrect Bunker Shots to live-blog the ADT Championship and Final Qualifying School at the end of this LPGA season.