Every morning, Monday through Friday, blogger Matt Vensel will hook you up with reading material -- mostly on the Ravens but with some other Baltimore sports stuff, too -- to skim through as you slug down coffee and slack off at the start of your workday. That way he'll have an excuse to do the same to start his workday, too.
We know what Michael Phelps is going to do next. Golf anyone? Fresh off of winning six medals at the London Olympics, Phelps is going to tackle the world's best golf courses with help from the Golf Channel.
That's according to Dick Rugge, senior technical director for the U.S. Golf Association. NMTC, the Northeastern Maryland Technology Council, brought Rugge to Harford County to speak at its monthly Expert Speakers Series, held May 10 at Aberdeen's HEAT Center. The speaker was timely, with the NMTC's sold out golf tournament to benefit STEM education scheduled May 21 at Bulle Rock
I swore off 4:30 a.m. wakeup calls for the British Open two years ago, when Louie Oosthuizen introduced himself to the golfing world -- and me -- by winning at St. Andrews in a runaway. But back then, Tiger Woods was in the midst of what seemed to be a never-ending free fall from the top.
Can he win majors, compete at a high level and be one of the world¿s best golfers? Sure, he absolutely can. But is he back? Like Tiger back? Like every player on the course fears him back? Like never, ever blowing a lead on a Sunday back? No, and I don¿t think he ever will be.
For the second time in a month, David Hutsell teed his ball up as defending champion Monday at the 91st Maryland Open, the state's top golf tournament for professionals and amateurs. This year's tournament is being contested at Old South Country Club in Lothian.
In the old days, Tiger Woods might have won the AT&T National with ease. In the old days, Woods might not have needed his closest competitor to bogey the last three holes at Congressional Country Club.
It has taken three years, a stretch of time when their career arcs crisscrossed, when their successes and failures were dissected like frogs in a high school biology class, when they seemed to share little except the same swing coach. Such is the way things have gone for Hunter Mahan and Tiger Woods since the final round of the 2009 AT&T National.
Billy Hurley III might be in his element at steamy Congressional Country Club for the AT&T National. Not only is the former Navy golfer playing close to where he grew up in Leesburg, Va. and where he now lives in Annapolis, but the triple-digit temperatures that are expected this weekend could be to Hurley's advantage given his military training.
"I would certainly say my short game has been something that has taken a hit," Woods said Tuesday at the Congressional Country Club, where he will play the role of host and favorite when the AT&T National begins Thursday.
Forbes has released its list of the world's highest-paid athletes, and one of the biggest names on the Ravens defense is ranked 12th on the list. I'll give you a hint: It is not Ray Lewis, Terrell Suggs or Ed Reed.