One year after Tiger Woods hobbled off the Blue Monster, he picked up the pace in his march to the Masters.
Webb Simpson saved par on the hilly 18th hole with a chip from the rough to about 4 feet, closing with a 2-under 68 to hold off Graeme McDowell and Michael Thompson in a foggy final round at The Olympic Club on Sunday.
Two weeks after another injury scare, Tiger Woods looked dominant as ever in winning the Arnold Palmer Invitational at Bay Hill. It was his first PGA Tour victory since a sex scandal at the end of 2009 led to one of the greatest downfalls in sports.
We are in the middle of a strange week. Tony LaRussa, who has been managing in the major leagues for 33 years, made some pitching changes in the eighth inning against the Phillies the other night that defied description.
Is Rory the next Tiger? The answer is “No.” Tiger was the greatest confluence of performance and persona golf has ever seen. But Rory is well on his way to becoming the next great player in the game.
Notes from the U.S. Open. Rory McIlroy shot an impressive first-round 65. Many players found the opening 199-yard, par-3 10th hole a little daunting. Congressional is the second longest course in U.S. Open history.
Majors change their champions. But Graeme McDowell, last year’s winner, feels like just another player at the U.S. Open. Repeating will be tough, given his performance this year.