Opinion & Editorial Policy
This is a summary of our policies and is not meant to be comprehensive. At the World of Golf we are committed to producing sports journalism that is accurate, fair and complete. Our writers act with honesty, transparency, and independence, including from conflicts of interest.
Our fundamental objective is to provide content that is rooted in facts with solid research, and with the goal of provoking deep thoughts about the sport, its personalities and the events of the day. An opinion, written or oral, is intended to stimulate thinking and discussion on our sport.
To that end, we are influenced by the thinking of British philosopher, John Stuart Mill:
“...the peculiar evil of silencing the expression of an opinion is that it is robbing the human race; posterity as well as the existing generation; those who dissent from the opinion, still more than those who hold it. If the opinion is right, they are deprived of the opportunity of exchanging error for truth; if wrong, they lose, what is almost as great a benefit, the clearer perception and livelier impression of truth produced by its collision with error.”
In other words, the world is a better place for having expressed an opinion. With that in mind, we encourage you to express your opinions and ideas on topics in and around the sport of golf, but to do so in a manner that is respectful of others so that everyone can participate freely and without reprisal from others. Please see our "Code of Conduct" for more information.
Newsgathering & Impartiality
Our writers and sports journalists are expected to maintain their professionalism and avoid nationalistic, chauvinistic approaches in writing or reporting. Boosterism is to be avoided and our writers and reporters are to maintain a "critical distance" when seeking facts, arguments and information from sources. Facts, arguments and issues should be presented without bias to our audience.