An ESPN writer has concocted the "Best American Athlete Championship Belt" - detailing the best athlete in the country dating back to 1912. Several golfers appear on the list; here's a list of who made it off the links. 1930, Bobby Jones. He won the US and British Opens and the US and British Amateur … Continue reading Four Golfers Among “Best American Athlete” List
Rory McIlroy took to Instragram Wednesday to announce the no-brainer news of the year: he's missing The Open Championship next week. McIlroy injured his ankle playing football with friends last weekend, and suffered an ankle injury that may take weeks or months to return to full strength from. McIlroy posted a photo of the now … Continue reading It’s Official: Rory McIlroy to Miss Open Championship
Rory McIlroy suffered a total rupture of the anterior talofibular ligament (ATFL) in his left ankle while playing football with friends on Saturday, leaving him on crutches in the short term with the distinct possibility of missing his shot to defend his Open Championship crown. He will definitely miss this week's Scottish Open. "Continuing to … Continue reading Rory McIlroy Tears Ligament, May Miss Open
Jordan Spieth won the Masters two months ago, but adding a US Open crown to his trophy case in the same calendar year will put him in truly rarefied air. Only five other men have ever accomplished the feat - the last one being Tiger Woods in 2002. Prior to that, it was 30 years … Continue reading Spieth After Rare History at US Open
Justin Rose and Phil Mickelson finished four strokes behind Jordan Spieth's record-tying performance at The Masters on Sunday with matching scores of 14-under. Almost as remarkable as Spieth's finish were those two runner-up positions, considering that -14 would have won the Masters or gotten Rose and Mickelson into a playoff in 73 of its previous … Continue reading -14 Would Have Won 73 Other Masters
This is the second installment of our celebration of Masters week with an intimate look at the course at Augusta National, celebrating its history and tradition. No. 7 - Pampas - Par-4, 450 Yards. The magnolia trees are on full display at the beginning of this hole, which was lengthened and narrowed in recent … Continue reading The Masters: Hole by Hole Part II
Billy Casper, often thought of as the most underrated great golfers in PGA history, died at age 83 on Saturday. Casper ranked seventh on the career list of PGA wins with 51, just one behind Byron Nelson. He won three Major championships and was a member of the US Ryder Cup eight times. He also … Continue reading PGA Legend Billy Casper Dies at 83
Tiger Woods likely had no problem turning 39 on Tuesday, given how lousy and injury-plagued 2014 was for the 14-time Major winner. A new swing coach, and a new sponsor have been his calling card in the last month or so, but how much of a chance does he have of regaining one the championship … Continue reading Tiger Turns 39, Any Majors Left?