Greg Nichols was pulling out of the front gate early Saturday evening looking like a guy who'd jumped into the deep end of the pool -- with all his clothes on. His hair took the word "disheveled" to a new level, the grin plastered on his face belonging to a 5-year-old on Christmas Day.
After assessing a rare slow-play penalty to an eighth-grader from China on Friday, Masters officials slapped Woods with a two-stroke violation for breaking Rule 26-1a (improper drop) on Saturday.
What began as a Cinderella story was nearly a Grimm fairy tale by day's end for 14-year-old golf sensation Guan Tianlang. Warned twice on the back nine for slow play, the third time at the 17th proved to be his undoing.
Russell Henley felt his heart skip a beat during the par-3 contest on Wednesday when he got a little wink of recognition from Jack Nicklaus.
For all the things President Obama says he can’t do because of the political gridlock in Washington, he can right a century-old wrong simply by picking up a pen. Tomorrow wouldn’t be too soon.
Come to find out, the creators of the dreaded “lack of institutional control” have been throwing stones from inside their own glass house.
Shane Lowry had not thought much about the Irish Open until he saw the picture posted this week on Twitter.
In sport, Oscar Pistorius demonstrated how easy it is to be wrong about people. An athlete with prosthetic limbs competing at the Olympic Games? No way!
Brandt Snedeker sat alone at the far end of a bar in Carmel called A.W. Shucks — the perfect name for an oyster bar and the perfect spot for a Tennessee golfer with a mop of strawberry blond hair and an innocent, freckled face that belies how fiercely he wants to win.
Just as a certain song is part of your life's soundtrack, taking you down memory lane when heard, certain scorebooks do the same, taking you down a basepath from long ago just by flipping the pages.
John Harbaugh had just finished answering the masked man in front of him when a caped crusader from a children’s network swooped in to ask how he really felt about his brother.
It would be surprising if the chant in Staples Center isn’t loud and persistent by now.
The last time somebody took the Waialae Country Club to the woodshed like that, they ditched the sponsor, altered the scorecard and moved the event from fall to winter.
The small gathering standing at the 10th tee to watch Matt Kuchar and U.S. Open champion Webb Simpson hopefully start the 2013 PGA Tour season was treated to some interesting conversations among caddies, golfers and rules officials.
No sponsorship in place, the world's top four players going MIA and the two-day delay to the start of the 2013 PGA Tour season due to inclement weather have cast doubt on the popular local phrase "Maui no ka oi." At least golf-wise.
Dave Kindred, a preeminent American sportswriter who has worked his trade for the better part of four decades, was walking down the right side of the first fairway at Kiawah Island with the final group at the PGA Championship when he mentioned he had been teaching a writing class to college students.
That dull roar still rumbling between your ears a day later is not your imagination.
THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. >> Ian Poulter finished his final round at the World Challenge and was chatting next to the clubhouse at Sherwood when he stopped in the middle of a sentence and changed his tone to one of grave concern.
My brother-in-law called me the other day, but it wasn't to send me season's greetings from deep in the heart of Texas. For years, he was a University of Texas fan, like so many others in the Lone Star State believing burnt orange is a primary color.
Alarm bells went off when the best golfers no longer were Americans, whether the measure was a ranking or simply who kept winning the majors.
Bill Glasson's caddie sat in a chair on the far wall of the media room, watching intently as Glasson patiently answered questions about his demise at the 18th.
For Friday, August 24, 2012
Let's think about this play for a moment. Let's don't just draw something up in the dirt.
These days, matching the faces with the names on the LPGA Tour requires a true love of the game.
AUGUSTA, Ga. » The best part of being a sportswriter is the access. You won't get rich going to the ballpark on the weekend, but you will be in the dugout, or on the football field, or in the locker room or inside the ropes at pretty much every event you're asked to cover.
AUGUSTA, Ga. >> The day began with buying one of the last pair of Masters field glasses in the store, a move that would prove prescient later that afternoon.
For Sunday, April 8, 2012
AUGUSTA, Ga. » Moving day at the Masters was more like being stuck in neutral for Tiger Woods.
For Saturday, April 7, 2012
AUGUSTA, Ga. » Rory McIlroy had just hit his drive into the middle of the fairway at the 10th when a reporter walking down the left side of the par-4 hole spotted a security guard sitting under a tree near the white-and-green trimmed cabins the young Irishman visited briefly in last year’s final-round implosion.
For Friday, April 6, 2012
AUGUSTA, Ga. » Hideki Matsuyama walked off the eighth green and toward the ninth tee during Thursday's opening round of the Masters when legendary golfer and playing partner Tom Watson asked him if his mother and father were in the house.
For Thursday, April 5, 2012
AUGUSTA, Ga. » A thunder and lightning show that would have made Noah nervous passed through the area late Tuesday night and early Wednesday morning.
Issuing Tadd Fujikawa and Parker McLachlin backstage passes to this week's Sony Open in Hawaii brought smiles to many faces throughout the island chain.
When does a gentle parental nudge become a push, and then a shove? Most parents with a child competing in organized sports might eventually face this dilemma.
Call it Vegas Invasion: The Prequel. While fans of the UH football team descend on Sin City for Saturday's game against UNLV, it won't be the first time this year that Hawaii residents followed their teams to Las Vegas.
The line through the lobby of the Outrigger Reef resembled check-in time at a Las Vegas hotel. For almost 90 minutes, former No. 1 NBA pick and rookie of the year Larry Johnson signed anything and everything, ranging from a regulation basketball to the back of a shirt.