| Jun 19, 2013
| 12:28 PM
ARDMORE, Pa. – When I won the media lottery to play Merion the day after the U.S. Open, I didn’t know whether to accept congratulations or condolences.
This quote from Henrik Stenson hung in my mind: “If the general public played a...
| Jun 16, 2013
| 9:05 PM
ARDMORE, Pa. — It is hard to know whether this year's U.S. Open golf tournament will be remembered for Justin Rose's victory or Phil Mickelson's defeat.
Rose is 32 years old, an Englishman born in South Africa, who was a prodigy as early as 17...
| Jun 11, 2013
| 7:54 PM
ARDMORE, Pa. — There were no priests in black robes, no curtained booth to slip into, no screened window to talk through.
But Sergio Garcia, star golfer currently suffering the aftereffects of foot-in-the-mouth disease, had it different than those...
| Jun 14, 2013
| 6:12 PM
ARDMORE, Pa. — Last week at his home course, Conway Farms in Lake Forest, Ill., Luke Donald got up from his lunch table after spotting Bulls big man Nazr Mohammed.
A mutual admiration society ensued, with Donald praising the Bulls for their...
| Jun 16, 2013
| 6:58 PM
ARDMORE, Pa. — Here's what Luke Donald has:
A beautiful family, his own wine label, the painting skill to produce auction-worthy abstracts, multimillion-dollar homes in Florida and Illinois, good looks, a refined English accent, a Polo-filled...
| Feb 14, 2013
Ben Hogan bought the fairway to heaven, Humphrey Bogart no longer stands pickled and perched beneath the sycamore on No. 12 and member Jim Murray isn't around to describe Riviera Country Club, as he once did, as "like a coquettish woman who winks at you...
| Feb 15, 2013
| 9:42 PM
The keys to playing Riviera Country Club as a PGA Tour pro don't just involve reading the greens and knowing what mid-iron to pull.
Just as important is where you plan to sleep at night.
John Merrick, in the thick of Northern Trust contention at eight...
| Apr 11, 2013
| 5:13 PM
AUGUSTA, Ga. — He is a sportswriter's dream. And a sports psychologist's worst nightmare.
A year ago at the Masters, Sergio Garcia waved the white flag. After a third-round 75, he told Spanish media: "I'm not good enough. In 13 years, I've come to...
| Sep 29, 2012
| 6:52 PM
U.S. captain Davis Love III will take some flak for benching Team Terrific (Phil Mickelson and Keegan Bradley) in favor of Team Tiger (Woods and Steve Stricker).
The Terrifics are 3-0 and made such quick work of Luke Westwood and Luke Donald in...
| Feb 22, 2012
| 4:46 PM
So how tough is it to pick a winner in the PGA Tour’s annual venture into bracketology? Consider that the WGC Match Play’s past two champions – Luke Donald and Ian Poulter – each missed the cut in their previous start. Form under...
| May 17, 2012
| 4:46 PM
Welcome back, Phil. Welcome back, Ernie. A couple of former champions who had drifted away because of scheduling issues are back for this week’s Byron Nelson Championship, joining defending champion Keegan Bradley to help restore some of the...