| Dec 6, 2013
| 7:44 PM
In thirty years, when Tiger Woods is no longer able to hit it 320 and no longer has to answer questions about winning or not winning majors, he might have a moment of clarity on what golf has given him.
The money will rate high, of course. The fame...
| Apr 13, 2014
| 8:48 PM
AUGUSTA, Ga. — The winner didn't raise his fists to the sky, he dropped his head to his knees.
The winner didn't shout to the heavens, he wept into the shoulder of his wife.
The winner didn't play precision golf or careful golf or even...
| Jan 22, 2013
| 5:50 PM
LA JOLLA — Phil Mickelson, an expert at applying backspin on the golf course, issued a statement clarifying comments he made Sunday indicating he might move out of California because of the state's income tax laws.
"I'm like many Americans who are...
| Jul 20, 2013
| 7:20 PM
GULLANE, Scotland — I never thought it would come to this, but I'm starting to feel sorry for these pro golfers.
First we had the recent U.S. Open at Merion and now this, the British chain-saw massacre at Muirfield. My hero and mentor, Jim Murray,...
| Apr 12, 2014
| 7:46 PM
AUGUSTA, Ga. — The man with the most continually shouted first name in golf will begin the final round of the Masters on Sunday in a final pairing with the most frightening of competitors.
A 20-year-old kid who refuses to call him by his first...
| Apr 11, 2014
| 8:29 PM
AUGUSTA, Ga. — The old guy walks through the hallowed grounds, his hair gray, his golf shoes looking like white sneakers, his stare distant, and the gallery laughs.
They're not laughing at Fred Couples, they're laughing with him.
| Jul 19, 2013
| 5:49 PM
GULLANE, Scotland — Could this British Open be the first golf major ever won by an old man who smokes a cigar and has yet to totally recover from a broken leg he got in a skiing accident?
Or by someone who wears his hair in a ponytail, knows and...
| Jul 17, 2013
| 5:25 PM
GULLANE, Scotland — Every major golf tournament has a distinctive quality. This one will be the year of following the bouncing ball at Muirfield.
This could be the British Open remembered not so much by who won, as by who putted for eagle the most...
| Jul 14, 2013
| 5:14 PM
All you need to know about the British Open is that you don't dare call it that when you are at one.
You can get away with typing it in stories back to the States, but don't say it to the guy eating fish and chips at the next table.
It is The Open...
| Apr 10, 2014
| 7:24 PM
AUGUSTA, GA. — As the shadows lengthened, so did the scowls.
The man with one of golf's most famous smiles angrily screamed, "Are you kidding?"
The man with the gentlest of postures stiffened, turned his club upside down, and ground the grip...
| Apr 9, 2014
| 6:59 PM
AUGUSTA, Ga. — It was a quiet, nondescript moment deep in the pine trees at the end of a sunny practice round. It was a moment unspoiled by smartphones or smart alecks. It was the perfect Masters moment.
At a spot where fans could cross the 18th...