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ARDMORE, Pa. — Life went on in this leafy Philadelphia suburb Friday, despite near-catastrophic injuries inflicted on the egos of 156 golfers. They were playing in the U.S. Open. Friday, it was the U.S. Oops. It was a day featuring men thrashing...
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...
WILLIAMSBURG — When last seen in these parts, Inbee Park was missing the cut at Kingsmill's 2009 Michelob Ultra Open. A major championship in hand, she was ranked 27th in the world, but truth be told, Park had little grasp for what it takes to...
Tags: U.S. Open (golf), Golf, Masters Tournament, Malaysia, LPGA
AUGUSTA, Ga. -- This time, the putt didn't slip past the hole. This time, Adam Scott's world did not crumble around him by the width of a thumbnail. Ernie Els was right. It wasn't just lip service back in July, at Royal Lytham & St. Annes, when he...
Tags: Bubba Watson, Ernie Els, Golf, Masters Tournament, Angel Cabrera
The top player in golf isn't in the Northern Trust Open field this week at Riviera Country Club and his name isn't Tiger Woods. Rory Mcllroy, the Northern Ireland four-club clover who is still ahead of No. 2 Woods in the World Golf Rankings, took a...
Golf celebrates its winners and tortures its losers. It isn't a game, it's a giant thumbscrew. At first glance, Sunday presented the opposite. Everything was idyllic in the California desert, where they play the Humana Challenge (formerly the Bob Hope)...
Tags: Brian Gay, Charles Howell, PGA Tour, Golf, Stewart Cink
LA JOLLA — On a day ideal for ducks and lawns, the most famous Commodore in pro golf kept smiling and kept his head above water. Brandt Snedeker, the pride of Vanderbilt and the defending champion in this week's Farmers Insurance Open at Torrey...
Tags: Tom Watson, PGA Tour, Golf, Masters Tournament, FedEx Cup
ARDMORE — Jay Don Blake took a swing at the USGA. Lee Westwood hacked at Merion Golf Club tradition. Typical late Friday afternoon whining at a U.S. Open. Some players choose to fire darts of blame at everyone but the one holding the clubs at...
Tags: Hunter Mahan, U.S. Open (golf), PGA Tour, Golf, Phil Mickelson
Paula Creamer has been here before: club-kicking frustrated and misty-eyed at missing a short par putt to lose a sudden-death playoff. She can only hope she rebounds as quickly and as well. Creamer's latest setback transpired Monday morning at the...
Tags: Sandra Palmer, Nicolas Mahut, Golf, PGA Tour, Annika Sorenstam
This weekend brings a sharp contrast in sports fan viewing. Think of it as the concussive versus the cerebral. Across the country, NFL fans will be relieved at the departure of replacement refs. It will be a time to get back to business as usual —...
Tags: England, Hunter Mahan, Tony Jacklin, Mike Tyson, Ryder Cup
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...
The Hartford CourantCROMWELL — He passed on Letterman. He passed on Leno. He didn't pass on the Travelers Championship. Late on Tuesday afternoon, Webb Simpson appeared unobtrusively on the practice tee at TPC River Highands. But believe this much: Nobody stands...
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