The biggest story in golf these days isn't even about what's happening on the course.

The golf world is buzzing about the ongoing feud between Sergio Garcia and Tiger Woods, which began a few weeks ago at the Players Championship, and gained new momentum this week with Sergio using racially insensitive remarks about Tiger.

ESPN 99.1's Jeff Harkness talked with Todd Kolb from about this and a host of other things making news in golf this week.

Also in the off-the-course news this week, The United States Golf Association made a  decision to ban the so-called 'belly putter' effective in 2016.   Four of the last six majors have been won by golfers using the controversial long putter.

The next major tournament on the horizon is the U.S. Open, which will be played at Merion Golf Club, in Pennsylvania, next month.  Todd is familiar with the course, having played it in a U.S. Amateur event.

Speaking of the Open, the golf word lost a former U.S. Open Champ this month, with the passing of Ken Venturi at the age of 82.  Venturi won the 1964 open and was a fixture on CBS-TV's golf coverage for 35 years, before retiring in 2002.

Back home, South Dakota's abbreviated high school golf season is over with Pierre sweeping team and medalist honors (Hallie Getz) at the Girls 'AA' Tournament in Yankton, while Parkston won the 'A' Girls, Andes Central the 'B' Girls, and Garretson the 'B' Boys.

Todd Kolb joins ESPN 99.1 every month with the latest from the golf world.