Former PGA of America president Ted Bishop is writing a tell-all book about his time at the organization, including his firing in late 2014.
Bishop tweeted a photo of the manuscript titled, “‘Unfriended:’ The Power Brokers, Political Correctness and Hypocrisy in Golf,” which is set to be released this summer.
Bishop’s swift ouster centered around comments he made on social media about Ian Poulter, who had criticized former European Ryder Cup captain Nick Faldo in his book, No Limits. Bishop called Poulter a “lil girl,” and equated Poulter’s criticisms of Faldo to that of a “little school girl squealing during recess.” The posts have since been deleted.
The PGA of America removed Bishop from office less than 24 hours later, and informed him he would not be considered for Honorary President nor would he be referred to as a Past President in the association’s history. Many discussions followed as to whether Bishop’s punishment fit the crime.
In a January 2015 interview with GOLF magazine, Bishop admitted he thought the PGA of America wanted him out and were looking for the right opportunity to show him the door.
Now, it appears the public will get a chance to read about Bishop’s tenure in the industry for themselves.