| 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 17, 2013
| 4:17 PM
The crew organizing the state's largest professional golf tournament, the Travelers Championship, might well be humming "Everything's Coming Up Roses." The newly crowned U.S. Open champion — Justin Rose — says he'll honor his pledge to play at...
| Jun 12, 2013
| 7:26 PM
— Mackenzie Hughes, an Ontario resident one year removed from a college career at Kent State, birdied his final three holes in last month's U.S. Open local qualifying in Spartanburg, S.C., just to be an alternate for sectionals.
Jay Haas, who has...
| Jun 13, 2013
| 8:52 PM
More than four hours of weather delays made it difficult for almost anyone to find a rhythm during the first round of the 113th rendition of the U.S. Open at Merion Golf Club’s East Course on Thursday.
While not his best round, Crescenta Valley...
| Jun 15, 2013
| 6:00 AM
As you read this early Saturday morning players are finishing up their second rounds at Merion Golf Cub. Sixty-eight golfers had Friday leftover holes to play before the cut could be made atthe top 60 plus ties.
Only then can we move on to moving day at...
| Jun 15, 2013
| 4:55 PM
When everyone else wilted, Phil Mickelson hung on.
Coming down Merion Golf Club’s devious home stretch, Mickelson played a nervy game and, despite a finishing bogey, grabbed a one-stroke lead at the U.S. Open heading into Sunday.
The fact that...
| May 26, 2013
In my last column, we discussed the journey that LeBron James' brand has taken — from high school phenom to hometown savior to villain to redeemed hero. Tiger Woods is somewhere in the middle of his own journey.
We can review Woods' story in a few...
| Apr 26, 2013
| 11:29 AM
Last week I lamented that former Gator football coach Steve Spurrier was left off the rapidly growing list of "Great Floridians."
I used Spurrier (and former Gator great Danny Wuerffel) to illustrate a point about just how arbitrary the list had...
| Sep 18, 2012
| 6:48 AM
Perhaps not every fairway at Medinah Country Club will look perfect for next week’s Ryder Cup. But overall?
“The greens are spectacular and the fairways ... they can play today,” Ryder Cup chairman Don Larson said. “The place is...
| Jan 4, 2013
Incredible things happened in the world of pro golf in 2012.
--Bubba Watson won the Masters with a shot on the second playoff hole that only a magician or a contortionist could pull off.
--Brendt Snedeker won $11.13 million in one day by taking the...
| Sep 4, 2012
| 7:30 AM
The way U.S. Ryder Cup captain Davis Love III looked at it, he could not go wrong.
“The good thing is, I could pick any four out of 10 guys and we’re going to get great players,” he said Sunday on the Golf Channel. “The bad...
| Apr 11, 2013
| 7:30 PM
AUGUSTA, Ga. — Rickie Fowler and the Masters clash. Let us count the ways.
First, there is the color thing. Masters green has a pureness that presents a cooling combination of grass and lime. Fowler green, a shirt-and-pants outfit he wore during...