Have the majors lost their lustre? Mon, May 14, 2007
Tradition, outstanding golf courses, a star quality to the fields and a big purse are factors that once defined a major, but these days, there are a lot of events that fill many of those prerequisites. It's easier now to figure out what isn't than what is a major.
The Canadian Open -- with its difficult date, no title sponsor and forecasted mediocre field in 2007 -- is definitely not a major, even though it was considered close to that status at one time. While much has been written about the plight of such tournaments, the top of the heap is becoming generic, too.